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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Manassas Park and we must 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 start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a while, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become 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 crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 703-369-5528 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.