Getting a new HVAC system installed in your home is a big event. Maybe you have been using your old HVAC system for a while and have been experiencing a lot of issues with it. Getting a new system means that you can always have optimal temperatures in your home at all times. Here is a look at what you can expect from the HVAC installation.
How Long Will It Take?
If your heater smells burning, it doesn't necessarily mean you must be worried. The heater might have a burning smell simply because it is too dusty. However, there are several warning signs to look for that something is very wrong with your heater.
The Burning Smell Might Not Be a Problem
If you haven't turned on your heater in a long time, turning it on can cause a temporary burning smell.
When you have air conditioning in your home, you have the advantage of maintaining the comfortable temperature you want throughout your home on those uncomfortably hot days. Having your air conditioner serviced each year before you begin using it, is the best way to keep it going strong. However, even with proper maintenance, things can happen to the system. When you have things happen to the AC, catching things quickly can be the best bet for keeping repairs affordable and offering the system the longest lifespan possible.
In the past, gas and oil furnaces relied primarily on gravity to move combustion byproducts away from your home. These gases are extremely harmful, so it's important to keep them safely away from living spaces. With old, standard-efficiency furnaces, so much heat energy remained in the exhaust stream that the gases could naturally rise through a flue pipe and exit the home.
However, modern furnaces extract more heat from the combustion process.
Any system that moves air through your home will inevitably collect dust, hair, allergens, and other small particles along the way. If you've ever replaced the filter in a small room-sized air purifier or cleaned the top of a ceiling fan, you know how quickly these problems can develop. Your home's HVAC system uses a filter to help protect its components from dust, but it's not a foolproof solution.
Contaminants can still make their way past the filter, allowing dust and other particles to pass over your evaporator or heat exchanger and, eventually, travel into your home's HVAC system.