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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in West Valley and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a great deal 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 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 incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will be sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 801-969-7088 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.