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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Neptune City and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 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 pros will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 732-806-5536 to arrange an appointment with us.