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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Columbia 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 using 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 get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our pros.

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 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 601-736-7362 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.