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Why Does My Heater Smell Like It's Burning?

February 28, 2023 | Blog

Taking care of your home’s HVAC system is important. Did you know that the lack of care for it can affect the performance of your heater and, in extreme cases, could even catch on fire?

If you’re noticing a burning smell coming from your heater, Air Tech of Katy is here for you! We’re a Katy heating company with professional technicians that can be there for you whenever you need them. We offer HVAC repairs and maintenance in order for your system to run smoothly for you inside your home!

Burning Smell From Heater

Have you ever turned on your heater and it begins to smell faintly like something is burning in your home? Although this furnace smell is completely normal, it may be unsettling to smell in your home. In some cases, this is a sign of a serious issue that should be addressed immediately.

Dust in your heater or ductwork, electrical issues and debris are a few things that could cause this unfortunate smell. Because dust is the most common cause for this issue, it’s very important to get regular maintenance on your unit.

During an inspection, the technician cleans your furnace thoroughly to prevent burning and identify any other issues. The smell of burning plastic, electrical odors or burning dust may signal deeper issues with your HVAC system.

The Importance Of HVAC Maintenance

As an out-of-sight and out-of-mind system inside your home, it’s easy to forget about HVAC care. You rely on your furnace to keep you warm when you need it the most and that’s why it needs to be checked before any cold weather approaches. Regular heater maintenance keeps your furnace clean and will prevent it from overheating or catching on fire. That’s why at Air Tech of Katy, we provide our customers’ systems with the care and attention they need. Schedule a tune-up today, so you can avoid any issues in the future.

What Is An HVAC Tune-Up?

A tune-up consists of a technician coming out to your home and inspecting your system for any minor issues it may be facing. This visit indicates if your unit is running properly and the technician will fix any issues they catch right then and there.

For instance, the main cause of a furnace smelling odd could be a dirty furnace, but our Air Tech technicians are well-trained and can identify deeper problems that are undetectable on the surface.

Rely On Your Local Katy Heating Company!

If you’re a homeowner and need a professional furnace repair or regular maintenance, call us to schedule an appointment today! At Air Tech of Katy, we’re always happy to assist you with any of your heater needs to ensure your safety inside your home! Our technicians have high-quality skills that will help ensure that your heater is safe to use when you need it the most.

Reach out and schedule your visit today! We’ll always be here for you.

Why Choose Us?

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Peace Of Mind Guarantee
All technicians in your home have an extensive background check performed and are randomly drug tested for your safety.
30% Utility Savings Guarantee
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
100% Money Back Guarantee
If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.

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