The weather is turning brisk in McHenry and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many 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 operating your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our pros.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 815-410-1128 to arrange an appointment with us.