Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Hattiesburg and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal 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 running your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten 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 key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 601-268-3486 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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