Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Pahrump and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal 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 running 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 burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 775-375-0074 to set up an appointment with us. 

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