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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Excelsior Springs and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. 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 normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual 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 worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 816-630-2702 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.