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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Bishop and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal 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 year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. 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 usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease 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 may have become clogged. 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 crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will make sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 760-784-9034 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.