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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Keokuk and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot 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 using your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will typically go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 319-524-3714 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.