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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in York 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 operating 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 incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become clogged. 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will make sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 717-755-4127 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.