Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Royse City and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot 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 running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated 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 present any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a while, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 972-695-2264 to set up an appointment with us. 

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