Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Omaha and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many of furnace repair calls from homeowners stating that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been running your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 402-896-5900 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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