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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Minocqua and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot 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 operating your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a while, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 715-356-7000 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.