Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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Repair

The weather is cooling down in Bossier City and we will need 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 running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent does not diminish after a while, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 318-747-4965 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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