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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Reeds Spring and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get many 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 running your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 417-739-4606 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.