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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Augusta and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners stating that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been operating your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will usually be gone after a little bit. However, if the odor does not go away after a while, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. 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 crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 706-722-5304 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.