There is nothing like that first crisp fall day, when you cozy up in your home and decide to turn on the heat for the first time since last winter.
You smile as you adjust the thermostat and anticipate the warmth to come.... And then, WHAM! You are smacked with the horrendous smell of damp, burning grossness.
When a warm air heating system goes unused for months straight there is a layer of dust that passes through the average air filter and collects on the heat exchanger. When the heating system is turned on for the first time the dust burns off and a slight burning odor is produced. This burning smell circulates with the warm air through the ductwork of your system and throughout your home. Though the burning smell may be unpleasant, it is not a cause for concern! In fact, this odor occurs in almost every furnace, especially after a hot summer when the air conditioner has been heavily used. Don’t worry-- the odor rarely lasts for more than a few hours and nothing harmful enters the airstream of your home.
If you have any questions about turning on your furnace for the first time this season please give us a call at 800-300-KEIL.
Who We Are
KEIL Heating and Air Conditioning is a third-generation family owned and operated business founded in 1908 serving much of New Jersey. For over 100 years KEIL’s business model has been centered around ensuring that you, our valued customer, are completely comfortable in the most important place on earth: your home. Check out The KEIL Difference to learn why we are the right NJ company for you.