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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Metro Atlanta and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will normally be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not decrease after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. This can cause your blower motor to get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an important part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 770-939-7500 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.