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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Columbia and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get many of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically be gone after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 803-318-6995 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.