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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Topeka and we will need to 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 year. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually diminish after a little bit. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten 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 important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will make sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 785-357-6200 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.