The weather is getting colder in Mechanicsburg and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been using your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our pros.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become clogged. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.
Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 717-220-4502 to arrange an appointment with us.