The weather is getting colder in Libertyville and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners expressing 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 collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please call in one of our pros.
Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become 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 important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 847-362-0262 to schedule an appointment with us.