Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is cooling down in Mount Pleasant and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 running 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 burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 843-856-1433 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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