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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Abilene 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 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 winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will typically diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not diminish after a short time, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter may have become 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 important part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 325-692-5850 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.