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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Moline and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 running your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a while. However, if the scent does not diminish 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 blocked. 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 regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 309-517-7511 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.