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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Hendersonville and we will have 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 operating your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected 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 present any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 828-775-5176 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.