Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Mount Pleasant and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal 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 operating your furnace since last year. 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 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 while. However, if the scent does not diminish after a while, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will make sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 843-485-0967 to set up an appointment with us. 

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