Here at Anderson Air Corps, we have seen it all when it comes to furnace service calls. From odd noises to complete breakdowns, our technicians know what to look for and what to check to ensure that your unit is working as it should once again. With our heating service options, your system will be back on track in no time. One area that sticks out the most with repair needs is smell. Have you every smelled something funny when you turn on your heating system? You may think that it is just the heat, but actually, you may have quite a problem on your hands.
Why A Furnace Smells
A smell coming from your furnace could be due to a number of issues. A dirty filter is a minor one while a more serious smell issue could be a clogged chimney area. You should never ignore a weird smell no matter how insignificant you may feel the smell is. Try to find the source of the smell so that you can determine what the issue is. If you cannot, our technicians are happy to help.
We have found that if your furnace has a smell like burned rubber or plastic, you may have a component issue. If you have a strong smoke smell, the chimney may be blocked. No matter what the issue, we can help to get your unit back to normal in no time.
As you turn on your furnace for the first time in the winter, you may notice a musty type smell. This would be similar to a basement smell. This is due to the dust and dirt that collects along the duct work. When you turn the system on, this dust is blown out into the home. If you find the smell is persistent, then you may need to change out your filter. When the unit is not used over a period of time, the unit will have an odor as it starts. This is normal and you should not be concerned. It is when you continue to smell something that you want to consider having your unit inspected.
An electrical burning smell, such as burned plastic, could mean that you have an issue that is small or large. It could be you have an object in the duct work that produces the smell once it becomes hot, such as child’s toy. However, it may also be something much worse such as a cracked heat exchanger or an overheated furnace motor. We would need to evaluate your system to be able to determine what is exactly wrong with your unit and how we can assess the damage to fix the issues.
Oil Or Smoke Smell
If you have an oil furnace, you will have an oil filter inside the system. If the filter becomes clogged, the smell of oil will occur when you turn the unit on. When this happens, simply change the filter and you should have solved the issue. When you smell smoke strongly, you could have a blocked chimney. If the chimney becomes clogged, the smoke will come back into the furnace which will then smell up the home. If the chimney is clogged, it needs to be cleared immediately. You can easily contact our team of technicians and we will provide the appropriate service for your furnace unit.
Contact our office today for any smell concerns you may have for your furnace system. We can offer repair, maintenance and cleaning services to get you back on track when it comes to the heating comfort in the home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for service.
Anderson Heating And Cooling
Here at Anderson heating and cooling we feel that it is very important to recognize our team of highly trained technicians because if it weren’t for them we would not be where we are today and neither would cooling systems. They are what keep air conditioning systems improving because they are able to develop new ways and techniques to cool homes while saving money.
We offer many different services here and would be more than happy to have you as a customer. Our team here at Anderson is highly trained and has the knowledge to help you fix whatever problem you may have concerning your air conditioning system. To schedule a service or to just get some more information about air conditioners just give us a call.