The weather is turning brisk in Macon and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot 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 running your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please notify one of our experts.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 478-202-3170 to schedule an appointment with us.