Question about Honeywell Electronic Programmable Heat/Cool Thermostat - CT3300A100 Heater
We recently (about 4 months ago we had a digital thermometer installed to replace the old one. Twice this week there has been an 'electrical burning' smell when you go into the living room (where new thermostat is located). At first we thought is was a new cordless phone so we unplugged that and the nightlight in that outlet and it seemed to have gone away. Tonight it is back. It appears that it is near the thermostat (opening in the wall where it is connected).
The walls are not warm, there is no smoke and we've checked from the basement and didn't see anything. (not certain of the brand below but i know it works for both heat/cold)
Wednesday night we could smell something burning in my back bedroom we had to call the fire dept to my house they were there for 2 or 3 hours turning to find out what the burning smell was coming from they couldn't find out what it is we had somebody to come and look at the plug in but there has been nothing plug in there we had to shut the power off in that room and it still smell like something is still burning in there what is going on?
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
Mhenn, It is my guess that the 'electrical burning' smell is from your heating system. Since there is no smoke and the walls are not warm.... then there is no real problem. The smell maybe just dust has collected in the duct work that is burning off the central heating systems electrical heat strips. If you have electrical heat strips then that may be the problem. If you have a central gas heat system, it may be the same type problem. Hope this helps you. Henry
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
I've seen tstats catch fire they may smell mild at first sort of like a server room where tons of electronics are running. Normally all the resistors and caps start melting away sometimes you can see it other times you can't. The reason typically is a short to ground somewhere in the wiring. It's nothing to take lightly the furnace should only smell maybe the first two times it's fired electric or heat. I think your family's safety is well worth the costs of paying a qualified hvac pro to check things over.
Posted on Nov 22, 2014
The smell may be coming from the heater, or the area where yours is located. It is possible that your HVAC system is carrying the smell to other places in your home. That being said, I would suggest getting an electrician out to check everything and make sure it isn't electrical. Good luck and stay safe! The smell may be coming from the heater, or the area where yours is located. It is possible that your HVAC system is carrying the smell to other places in your home. That being said, I would suggest getting an electrician out to check everything and make sure it isn't electrical. Good luck and stay safe! http://www.a-allateaseelectric.com/meter-panel-upgrades
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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