Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Dallas and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners stating 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will typically go away after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a while, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary 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 perfect time. Our pros will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 469-617-3437 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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