Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Abilene and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a lot 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 operating your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start 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 hazard and the smell will normally go away after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter may have become 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 crucial part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will be sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 325-200-4667 to set up an appointment with us. 

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