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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in East Hanover and we will have 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 winter. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will usually diminish after a while. However, if the smell does not diminish after a while, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine 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 smell. Give us a call at 973-884-0065 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.