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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Greencastle and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get many 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 year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate 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 concern and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will be sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 717-597-9900 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.