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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Bloomington and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a lot 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 collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease 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 could be obstructed. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 812-332-9100 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.