Why Does Your Furnace Have A Burning Smell?


Did you just start up your furnace recently only to realize that it has a burning smell?

Even though this problem is alarming, the reality is that there are often several reasons why you have that burning smell in your home.

In this article, we will break down some of the most common reasons behind the burning smell that’s coming from your furnace so that you will know what steps to take next to resolve this problem.

Dust Burning Smell

If it’s been a while since you last used your furnace, the reason why you’re smelling that burning smell could be due to dust or debris which may have accumulated on the burner, heat exchanger, or the other heating components on your furnace.

Thankfully, this burning smell will go away the longer that you leave your unit running, but if the smell persists, contact us by clicking here to schedule an appointment so that we can inspect your furnace and get to the bottom of the problem.

Electrical Burning Smell

Let’s say that you smell an electrical burning smell that’s coming from your furnace, if this is the case, you should shut your unit off immediately.

An electrical smell is something that you don’t want to waste time with because it means that you could have a damaged heat exchanger or frayed electrical wiring that has to be repaired before you can start using your furnace again.

Contact Dave’s Cooling And Heating

At Dave’s Cooling and Heating, we have decades of combined HVAC maintenance, repair, and installation experience.

You can count on us to correctly diagnose your problem and get it repaired right.

To schedule a furnace repair appointment, or to speak with us about installing a new HVAC unit in your home, contact us today by calling (301) 401-2780 or click here to connect with us online.

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