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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Englewood and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 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 burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 720-446-5100 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.