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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Lexington and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get many of furnace repair calls from homeowners stating 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will typically go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease 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 could be obstructed. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 336-853-6070 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.