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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Madera and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 collected 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 danger and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a while, please notify 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 important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will make sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 559-675-1681 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.