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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Plover and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell 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 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 key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 715-345-1979 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.