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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Bountiful and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 operating your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a while. However, if the odor does not diminish after a while, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will make sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 801-295-3357 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.