Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The weather is cooling down in Front Royal and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many 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 running your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. 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 routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 540-369-3971 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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