Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is getting colder in Fort Worth and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, 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 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 817-864-1021 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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