Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Waterloo and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 519-664-0600 to set up an appointment with us. 

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