Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Waxahachie and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a lot 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 running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not diminish after a while, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will make sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 972-763-5448 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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