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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Manassas and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 running 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 get cleaned out. 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 odor does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 703-754-1062 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.