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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Odessa and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get many 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 operating your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have gathered 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually diminish after a little bit. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 432-333-2208 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.