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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Orrville and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 using your furnace since last year. 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will typically be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

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 get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 330-821-8432 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.