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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Chadron and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a great deal 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 winter. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become clogged. 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 key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 308-432-5301 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.