Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in West Jefferson and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 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 concern and the smell will typically be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not diminish after a short time, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 614-450-1575 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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