Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Booneville and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a great deal of furnace repair calls from homeowners expressing 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 collected 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent 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 become overworked 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 regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure 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 662-269-8716 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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