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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Wisconsin Rapids and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 running your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not diminish after a while, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench 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 crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will be sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 715-421-5555 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.