Winter is Coming!
Here are some tips when turning on your heat for the first time this year:
- Make sure you have clean air filters installed
- If you smell a burning smell, that is OK. The dust from the summer has settled into the heating elements of your furnace. That smell is the dust being burned up by the unit.
- The area around your heating unit must be clear. Objects stored next to the unit could be a fire hazard.
- Check your smoke and Carbon monoxide detectors and make sure they are working properly.
If you experience the burning smell lingering for more than a few minutes or your unit is not providing adequate heat you are better off shutting your unit down and calling a professional. This could be costly and dangerous if you skip over this step!