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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Moline and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot 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 last winter. 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will typically be gone after a while. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will make sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 309-762-3641 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.