The weather is turning brisk in South Beloit and Belvidere 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 running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our professionals.
Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 877-389-2465 to set up an appointment with us.