Warm fall days make winter seem far away, but overnight Newport News can get chilly fast. It’s nice to keep your windows open to air the house out, but after a few nippy mornings, you’ll be ready turn on your heating system for the first time of the season.
Most everyone notices a burning smell or odor emanating from their heater the first time they turn it on for the winter season. Sometimes it is so strong, homeowners get concerned.
During the summer months, dust particles settle on the heating elements of your furnace. Your furnace is burning off the dust and producing the burning smell.
The smell should only last a short time. Open up some windows or turn on your attic fan to help dissipate the odor. You may want to leave if it is too strong. In most cases, the odor will leave your home quickly and you’ll be ready to enjoy the warmth through the winter season.
However, if the smell continues for more than an hour, turn off your heater and contact HOT BOYS. There may be something else burning that needs more professional attention.