It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to smell something that resembles something burning when they turn their heater on for the first time at the beginning of the winter season. Most of us know that smell; the burning dust that has settled onto your furnace. However, if there is a burning smell other than that, there are a few different things that could be going on. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about some of the different issues that you could be dealing with.
Something like a Foreign Object in Air Vents
For many people, there are items that sometimes fall into the vents of their homes. If certain items start to heat up too much, you may start to smell that something is burning. If this is the case, you can usually locate the item in the vent by process of elimination. Follow the smell to find the vent that is the issue. You can then start to look and see if there is something that could be causing the smell to be happening. Sometimes there may be something over the top of the vent or an item inside of it. If you haven’t found anything, it needs to be looked at by a professional.
Dirty Air Filters
Your air filter should be replaced on a regular basis. Some need to be replaced more than others. If you haven’t changed your filter for several months, this could be the reason you’re smelling that burning smell. It is likely a combination of a furnace that is working overtime without the airflow that it needs and the excess dust that is accumulating on the filter that is causing the smell. Simply replacing the filter with a new one should be the answer to your problem.
Faulty HVAC Electrical Wiring
The furnace in your home is hooked up to the electrical system in your house to operate. If there is a problem with the wiring that connects the furnace, it can lead to a burning smell. This is the most dangerous problem of all of the problems listed in this article. Without getting the issue inspected by a licensed professional, you could be putting your home at risk of an electrical fire. Not only that, but without fixing the issue, you could end up damaging your furnace further and facing premature replacement. All electrical connections should be inspected when you have your furnace inspected each year to ensure it is working properly and ready for the winter.
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If you are smelling something that isn’t right from your furnace, the first thing you should do is turn it off. Next, call on the professionals at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to come and inspect your furnace. We will diagnose any problems you may be having and work to fix it as soon as possible. Call us today!