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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Redford and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal 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 operating your furnace since last year. 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 313-537-8111 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.