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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Middletown and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a great deal 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 it was last cold. 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 pose any sort of hazard and the smell will normally 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 stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become 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 routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will be sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 302-658-2000 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.