Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?


The weather is cooling down in Olathe and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a lot 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 operating your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a while, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten 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 important part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 913-432-3342 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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