The weather is turning brisk in Newark and we will have to 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 operating your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start 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 normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please call in one of our pros.
Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 crucial part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 740-200-5591 to set up an appointment with us.