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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Grove City and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 crucial part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 614-871-4144 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.