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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in McMurray 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 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 last winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically go away after a little bit. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 724-745-7404 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.