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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Columbus and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get many of furnace repair calls from homeowners stating that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been using your furnace since last year. 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 usually be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our professionals.

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 get overused 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 regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 614-451-0846 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.