The weather is turning brisk in Columbus and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 running 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 burn off. 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 normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the smell does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our experts.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become 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 important 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 operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 614-451-0846 to set up an appointment with us.