The weather is getting colder in Tucker and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our professionals.
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 become overworked 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 annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 770-450-1539 to schedule an appointment with us.