What’s that burning smell you smell when you turn your heater on for the first time?

The burning smell you smell in your heater when you turn it on for the first time after it hasn’t been on for a year is simply the dust burning off that’s settled. It should only happen the first time you turn on your heater and can last up to a few hours. If the smell doesn’t go away within the first few hours of turning on your heater for the first time, it may be something as simple as changing your filter or needing a duct cleaning.

Dust and environmental particles land and settle in your ductwork; sometimes, it’s too much for your system to pull out and trap in the filter on its own. Cleaning the debris from your ductwork is the only way to remove it. Duct cleanings are recommended every 3 to 5 years, so if you have never had it done, it might be time.

If you need to schedule a duct cleaning or would simply like us to have look to see if it needs to be done, give us a call. 623.229.4389