The weather is getting colder in Mount Pleasant and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get many 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 collected inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. 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 little bit. However, if the odor does not diminish after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent 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 crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 843-485-0967 to schedule an appointment with us.