Autumn in Southern Alberta – that lovely time when you turn on your forced-air furnace for the first time since spring and an odd burning smell blows through your home. Is it normal or does your gas furnace need a tune up?
It could be something simple like dust or a filter that needs replacing. But it might possible be something in the electrical system. Do you know for sure? Read on….
Your Dad Says It’s Burning Dust
Perhaps you remember being a kid and smelling that interesting furnace smell in late fall when your parents finally gave in and turned on the heat. It’s burning dust, you were told. Dust collects on the heat exchanger in your furnace over the summer months and when the fan starts to blow that hot air the smell wafts…