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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Macon 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 declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been operating your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a short time, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 occasion. Our pros will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.