Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Shreveport and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get many 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will typically go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 318-671-5355 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

Back To Blog