Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Branchville 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 expressing 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 get cleaned out. 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 go away after a little bit. However, if the odor does not diminish after a while, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter may have become 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 important part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 862-345-6896 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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