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A Fresh Furnace

Published by Parisa Ostovari

Burning Furnace Smell

Many Las Vegas homeowners have found themselves in panic mode when their furnace comes on and they smell something burning. The fact is that you should be very concerned if you discover a burning smell coming from your furnace.

However, if you do smell this, do not panic. You need to be calm when you begin investigating the problem. It could be something minor. There are several things that will cause your furnace to emit a burning smell, and your professional heating repair service will be able to find the problem.

Las Vegas NV furnace-repair-servicesDirty or Clogged Filter

One of the most common reasons that your furnace will emit a burning smell is that the filters are clogged. As air gets sucked into your furnace, it first has to go through the filter. The filter picks up anything in the air, including dust and animal dander.

As this accumulates, it can prevent a good airflow from getting into the furnace. The end result is a burning smell. If you notice the filter is clogged, clean it or replace it immediately. To prevent this from happening to you, be sure that you start out the heating season with a new filter.

Dust or Debris in the Unit

As your Las Vegas furnace sat all summer without being used, it is possible that your unit was left with dust and, possibly, debris inside of it. When starting up your furnace, this dirt and debris can cause it not to work properly and emit an awful, burning odor. Having your furnace cleaned and maintained on a regular basis can prevent this from happening to you.

Electrical Problem

A burning smell can also indicate a more serious problem with some of the electrical components in your furnace. When it has a more “electrical” burning smell, you need to call in a professional heating company immediately before you start the furnace again. It could be an issue with your motor, the fan, or your heat-exchange and trying to operate it while it is malfunctioning could cause even more damage.

At any time you start noticing a hot or burning smell coming from your furnace, you need to call in a professional to inspect it. The fact is that if there is something wrong with your furnace and you ignore the problem, it could turn into a dangerous situation. It is always better to shut it down until it can be inspected by a professional.

Is your furnace in smelling up your Las Vegas, NV home? Call Anytime Plumbing, Inc Vegas today at (702) 362-9300, and get that foul odor out of your home.

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