The weather is cooling down in West Columbia and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a great deal 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 year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please call in one of our pros.
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 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 803-265-4208 to set up an appointment with us.