As winter begins to peak its head around the corner, homeowners are beginning to turn their heat on for the first time in the year. However, doing so can bring a “burning” smell into your home. This is actually quite common. That burning smell is the dust burning off the vents, registers, and heat exchangers. This accumulated layer of dust heats up quickly when the furnace fires up and creates a distinctive odor in your home as it burns off. Dust, Hair, and moisture on the AC filter encourage mildew growth, which can cause a musty odor when the air conditioner runs. This is likely why your air conditioner smelled when first turned on if you don’t use forced-air heating in the winter. This article will cover everything you need to know how to eliminate this smell and the common causes.
Common Causes depend on whether you have either electric or gas heat in your home. Please ensure you have a working carbon monoxide detector properly installed in your home, especially if you have gas appliances.
The At-Home DIY solution is to check your air filters and ensure they are being replaced once a month to maintain optimal air quality levels in your home. If your air filters have recently been replaced, the cause may lie deeper than you can see, which is where our technicians come in. Dirty air ducts or problems in the ductwork could cause all your problems. If your air ducts are blocked or are not functioning properly, you can end up breathing in unpleasant odors, mold, and mildew. Fortunately, Paradise Home Services offers air duct cleaning services for all residents of Pensacola, FL.
The Importance of Monthly Tune-Ups
As equipment degrades from wear and tear, it will eventually malfunction. Annual troubleshooting, tuning, and cleaning will often find issues before becoming a major repair. Our certified specialists perform annual maintenance to keep your air conditioner operating at peak efficiency. You’ll enjoy consistent, quiet, and safe operation.
What is Aeroseal and How Can It Help?
“The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the typical home may lose 25 to 40% of its conditioned air due to leaky ducts. As a result, your furnace or AC unit works harder and longer, consumes much more energy, and wears out sooner. For you, this means sky-high utility bills and a shortened system life. The good news is AEROSEAL’S simple and easy solution can save you money by saving you energy.”
Paradise Home Services is proud to be a certified AEROSEAL Dealer on the Gulf Coast. Using a Simple 3-step process Aeroseal Technology ensures precise sealing in just a few hours. The non-toxic, water-based formula effectively seals all the holes in your air ducts and vents, ensuring your air goes where you need it – not where you don’t. You’ll even get a certificate of completion showing the before and after results.
Preparation is Key
Fall/Winter is a crucial time for your home to run at optimal status. With the holiday hustle and bustle, family is sure to gather in the home. To avoid musty smells or worse, NO HEAT, go ahead and turn on your system before you need it so that if bigger issues are there, you have plenty of time for repair before the first cold night or before the family arrives to celebrate the happy holidays.