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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Beaverton and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 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 burn off. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will be sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 503-848-3838 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.