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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Selbyville and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally be gone after a little bit. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. 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 important part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 302-436-2922 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.