Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is cooling down in Kennesaw and surrounding areas and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many 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 using your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally go away after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. 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 key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 404-987-5502 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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