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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Hudsonville and we must 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 using your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have collected 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 danger and the smell will normally go away after a while. However, if the scent does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will be 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 616-669-3961 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.