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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in the Main Line and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 610-626-2540 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.