Common Reasons Why Your Heater Smells like It Is Burning

greensboro furnace repairThe cold has finally arrived, and winter is among us, which means it is time to turn on your heater for the first time this season. Many homeowners become concerned when they turn their heater on for the first time because there are often smells associated with something burning. Below we have shared reasons why your heater smells like it is burning.

  1. Burning Dust

Since your heater and furnace have been turned off due to the summer months, dust and debris accumulate on these surfaces, causing your heater to smell because it is burning off the dust.

  1. Dirty Filters

Having a dirty or clogged filter can cause your heater to overwork, creating a burning smell throughout your home. We recommend regularly replacing your air and furnace filters, especially at the start of a new season.

  1. Closed Vents

Keeping your vents closed while running your heater can cause the warm air to become trapped, creating a burning smell throughout your space.

  1. System Malfunction

If you experience a burning smell or smoke after turning on your furnace and it does not go away for a while, you may have a system malfunction due to wear and tear and lack of upkeep. If this problem arises, our technicians can perform a Greensboro furnace repair.

Contact us today at (336) 656-3888 to schedule your next appointment.