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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Tuscaloosa and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal of furnace repair calls from homeowners expressing 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 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will usually diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 205-758-2703 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.