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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Colorado Springs and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many 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 using your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. 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 go away after a while. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 719-332-3458 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.