Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Grand Prairie and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal 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 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 present any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.

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 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 perfect time. Our experts will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 972-445-9504 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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