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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Florissant and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot 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 operating your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 314-838-9800 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.