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3 Steps to Fixing Your Furnace

Dec 11, 2015

Burning Furnace Smell

What should you do if your furnace smells like it is burning? First, make sure that there is no amount of danger that you could see the furnace giving you, your family, then relax and read these 3 reasons for why your furnace might smell like it is burning:

Greenwood furnace-repair-services 1. Dust in the combustion chamber: The most common cause of a furnace smelling like it is burning is dust in the combustion chamber. When summer comes around in Greenwood, furnaces become neglected from not being used.

This causes dust to build up in the combustion chamber, along with dirt and grime. If you start the furnace and some debris begin to burn off, and the furnace produces the scent of smoke, the problem is dust and dirt build up. If this seems like the problem to you, and your furnace is still giving off the odor, open a few windows and clean out your furnace.

2. The dirty filter: When dealing with your furnace smell, you may find that the reason for the smell is the dirty filter. Not everyone knows that you have to change your filter, so don’t feel bad, you will get used to it.

So go ahead and check to see if the smell is coming from the filter troubles. For proper heating, when using a forced-air furnace, you must have a reliable filter. Filters can help to get rid of all of the pet dander, dust, mold spores and pollen that are floating in the air.

A dirty filter will not have good air flow, and this can cause a bad smell. So if you think that this is the cause, then buy a new filter, and start changing the filter once every month for furnaces that you want to be around for a long time.

3. Blower Malfunction: Has your blower stopped? Is your furnace no longer taking the heat and putting it out into the rest of your Greenwood home? Your problem might be a blower malfunction if this is the case. The blower can also help to regulate the temperature for your furnace so that it can stop it from getting too hot. If this has happened to you, the furnace could become too hot, causing a fire in your house.

Is your furnace in smelling up your Greenwood, IN home? Call Johnson Heating & Cooling today at 317-881-7738 and get that foul odor out of your home.

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