Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is cooling down in Marietta and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will usually diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not diminish after a while, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become clogged. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will be sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 866-326-9537 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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