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What is causing my eyes and nose to burn?

I have a Vanguard three burner infrared floor model heater. This year I blew it out with the CleanSafe Dust Remover Canned air as I usually do. After a while with heater on, and being in the room, my eyes and nose start burning. Never has happened before.

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Hi the plates/burner needs cleaning out blowing then out with air line when off should help

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