In Minneapolis / St Paul MN area homes, our furnaces sit idle for 7 to 8 months each year
It’s easy to forget about your furnace until some cold weather rolls in and you feel a chill inside your home. When it’s time to switch on the heat and make the chill go away, home owners can get a little nervous. Typically the first time you fire up your furnace you smell something burning that does not smell right. This is dust and dirt that has accumulated in the system being burned off when you first start your furnace. Also if your furnace is older you can feel insecure about the integrity of your system and whether it will be reliable for the full winter heating season.