What’s That Burning Heater Smell?

Is your heater producing a burning smell? It might be nothing, or it might be something vital. Find out more.
Is your heater producing a burning smell? It might be nothing, or it might be something vital. Find out more.

You can’t do without your heating and air conditioning systems which are essential elements of your Lynnwood home. They maintain a comfortable environment in your home during both the summer and winter seasons. This is why you need to ensure that they don’t develop any problems. However, if you do notice a burning smell coming from your heating system, what should you do?

Smoky Burning Smell

A common occurrence is the smell of burning dust, particularly when your heating unit has not worked in a while and you turn it on. Dust and debris collect on the heat exchanger and other heating components if your HVAC hasn’t been used in a while and when you do turn it on you will notice a burning smell as they get burned off.

There is no need for concern because the smoky smell will disappear once the dust and debris have burned off. However, if the smell persists, you do need to turn your unit off and call your local Lynnwood HVAC expert to take a look at the problem.

Electrical Burning Smell

Do you smell burnt wire? It’s possible your HVAC unit has an electrical problem. A damaged or defective unit can result in your blower motor overheating, causing the burning smell. Frayed electrical wiring or a damaged heat exchanger can also be the cause of this. Be sure to switch off the unit and contact your contractor to come out and check the problem for you.

Contact Kings Heating and Air Conditioning if you are looking for a high quality heating system in Lynwood WA. Besides installing heating systems and central air conditioning, our team has the training and equipment necessary to deal with all your emergency heating and cooling concerns.