As Canadians, we cannot wait to put away our winter clothes and get out the golf clubs. So when the warm weather finally arrives, we just shut off our furnace and forget about it. However, that could leave you out in the cold when you really need your furnace come the winter time. There are some heating system warning signs that you should be aware of.
Musty/dusty odors coming from the vents are expected when a furnace first cycles on for the season. It’s dust from the ducts being blown into the living space and the burning of dust from along the heat exchanger. However, if this smell occurs beyond that or if it comes back later in the winter, it’s a sign that the motor is overheating, or even something more dangerous, like an electrical problem.
Not many homeowners give much thought to the electrical power that goes into … read full article