Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Franklin Lakes and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not diminish after a while, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. This can cause your blower motor to get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an important part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will ensure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 201-268-5663 to set up an appointment with us.