Chillier days have arrived in New Mexico. Now that it’s time for Fall changeover, you may notice a few things: an odd smell when you first turn on your heater. The experts at Affordable Service are here to help you understand why your heater smells like it’s burning.

There can be a few reasons why you smell burning when you switch your furnace on.

  1. Dust on the furnace- A burning smell when you first turn your heater on is most likely caused by dust buildup on your furnace. With the New Mexico climate, the furnace isn’t used year-round. Dust collects on the furnace during the months it goes unused. When you turn it on after not using it for long periods, the dust burns off, often causing a burnt plastic smell.
  2. Debris in your heating system- While it wasn’t in use, it’s possible that some debris found its way into your HVAC system or ducts. If you suspect something is stuck in your ducts that isn’t visible, reach out to an expert. The team at Affordable offers duct cleaning at a great price.
  3. Dirty furnace filter- Maintaining your furnace is essential to a functioning heating system. Replacing your old furnace filter with a new one can alleviate any smells and help the efficiency of your furnace.

HVAC issues don’t have to be a headache. If you need assistance with your heating system this Fall and Winter season, reach out to the team at Affordable Service in Rio Rancho. We are always here to help!