Hi, I hope someone will be able to help.
A couple nights ago, our furnace stopped working in the middle of the night on a very cold night. I checked out the fusebox and noticed that I needed to reset the breaker for the furnace.
The house was at 58 degrees F at this point.
I reset the breaker, replaced the filter, turned everything back on and went to bed.
Around 3 hours later, after the heat had reached 70 degrees again, we noticed a smell like burning plastic.
We called someone to check it out. He saw that there was condensation (forget where) and he had to replace a gasket in the furnace.
He said the fuse problem was likely a short due to the condensation and that the burning smell was likely burning dust.
But it's now 24 hours later, after the new gasket, and we still have the burning smell. Also, it seems like the furnace is starting up and stopping more frequently than normal (though we are still maintaining the temperature we set)
Is it feasible that it's really just burning dust? If so, how long will it take for the smell to go away? The smell gets stronger at the end of the cycle.
Any other possibilities for the smell?