Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is cooling down in Richardson 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 year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become obstructed. 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 key 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 ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 972-669-9192 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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