The weather is getting colder in Wausau and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many 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 operating your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please notify one of our professionals.
Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. This can cause your blower motor to get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.
Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 715-301-0727 to set up an appointment with us.