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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Locust and we will have 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 using your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

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 run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 704-485-5506 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.