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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Carson City and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal 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 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 burn off. 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 odor does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

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 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will be sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 775-882-8154 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.