As a homeowner, you wish every appliance you buy would last you for ages. That is why sometimes you forgo the cheaper device for a more durable one. When purchasing your heater, you expect it to function at optimal capacity. Hence, the burning smell will make you question why it’s happening. Consequently, you’d want to eliminate the burning smell, which requires you to understand why it was there in the first place. Here are some probable causes.
Built-up Dust in the Heater
During warm seasons, you rarely use your heating system. It picks up dust from the air. Hence, when you turn on the heater, the dust is burnt. New devices might also have dust since they are unused.
This issue isn’t ordinarily serious. We recommend leaving the heater on until the smell fades or cleaning it before turning it on. If the smell persists, call an expert to examine why.
Dirty Furnace Filters or Air Vents
Older filters are likely to have dirt build up, thus clogging up the air vents. You should carry out gas furnace maintenance, such as replacing filters regularly. For proper cleaning of the ductwork, enroll the services of a professional.
Presence of a Foreign Object in the Heating System
There could be an object in the vents, and when you turn on the heater, it gets burnt hence the smell. Try locating the source. If you can’t find it, call a professional to help you.
Electrical Wiring Issues
Sometimes, you might notice a burning smell indicating a severe underlying issue. Wear and tear or poor installation could damage the heating system’s electrical wiring, causing the heater’s motor to overheat.
Turn off your heater immediately and call experts to rectify the situation.
While the benefits are beyond our comprehension, heating systems are delicate and require specialized attention. If you believe there is a problem, you should seek the services of a professional. Our experienced Air Creation Heating and Cooling technicians offer repair services and install new heating and cooling systems. We will look at your original unit and assess the airflow in your home. If it provides good heating and cooling patterns, we’ll install your new unit similarly to ensure continuous, even airflow. Book your appointment now!