The weather is turning brisk in Gresham and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please inform one of our experts.
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 key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 503-663-8033 to arrange an appointment with us.