Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On? 11/01/2016The weather is turning brisk in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 using your furnace since last winter. 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please inform one of our experts. Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. 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 occasion. Our professionals will make sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 419-592-4756 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.