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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Hauppauge and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot 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 start 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 danger and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please inform one of our pros.

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 become overworked 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 last chance. Our professionals will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 631-360-2665 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.