The weather is getting colder in Logan and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners expressing that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been operating your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will typically be gone after a little bit. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, please notify one of our professionals.
Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 435-753-5515 to set up an appointment with us.