The weather is cooling down in Rock Hill and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 last winter. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please notify one of our pros.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten 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 key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will make sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 803-220-0761 to arrange an appointment with us.