The weather is cooling down in Moline and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 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 incinerate. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our professionals.
Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will be sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 309-517-7511 to set up an appointment with us.