Common Causes of Burning Smells From Heaters

Why does your heater smell like it’s burning when turned on? In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the most common reasons for this unpleasant smell and how to solve them.

Burning Smells From Heaters

What Causes the Burning Smell?

Several factors can cause your furnace to produce a burning smell. One of the most common causes is dust build-up on the heating elements. When this dust burns off, it can produce a strong burning smell.

Another common cause is a problem with the pilot light or burner assembly. If these parts are dirty or not functioning properly, they can also produce a burning smell.

Finally, if your furnace is new or hasn’t been used in a while, the oil in the lubricating system may be burned off, producing a burning smell.

How Can You Prevent Burning Smells?

There are various ways to avoid burning smells from your furnace. First, check for any visible dirt or debris on the heating element and clean them off. Next, inspect the pilot light and burner assembly if they need cleaning. Finally, check your gas lines for leaks and have them repaired by professionals.

Make sure that all the vents in your home are open and unobstructed. This will help ensure that your furnace isn’t working harder than it needs to and prevent overheating.

Check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty. The increased temperature can cause nearby items to sizzle and emit burning smells. It can cause all sorts of problems for your furnace and make it work harder than necessary.

High-quality HVAC experts ensure your system is always clean and working effectively. Trust Stone Heating and Air to provide quality installations, repairs, and replacements. Call us at (541) 855-5521 or fill out this contact form to get a free estimate.

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