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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Pacheco and we will have 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 it was last cold. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not diminish after a while, please inform one of our professionals.

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 get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 925-689-7017 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.