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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Homer Glen and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 important part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will make sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 708-301-0170 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.