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    Turning the heat on?

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    So i came home today after being gone overnight and my apartment was 61 degrees, so i turned the heat on. This place is brand new, they were just finished in July, so im guessing the heat has never been turned on before. Well, about a minute after i turn the heat on, my fire alarm starts going off and i notice a funky smell coming out of where the heat comes from. I turned it off right away, but now im freezing. Should i turn the heat back on and let it run for a while, maybe to get some kinks out? Is my heater defective and going to light my place on fire?!?!
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    Yikes, I'm not really sure. It could just be dust or pet hair or something, but I'd be scared to take that chance. I'd call your landlord asap. Good luck!
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    Ya I would call your landlord ASAP
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    Ya I would call your landlord ASAP
    Ditto.
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    call your landlord and inform them and have them come clean/check it out.


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    sounds like what happens here every year. When I finally turn the heat on, it will smell all funky because of the dust and pet hair that is on the burner. I am holding off turning mine on until I actuall need it. (its 59 in the house right now). Yesterday, I walked into a convenient store by my house and the owner was freaking out. I mentioned that he must have just turned on the heat for the first time this year and he seemed relieved when I told him it was normal and the smell would go away when the dust burned off.
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    I would call your landlord to be on the safe side and go pick up a space heater to keep on yourself in the mean time till they can come out. I wouldn't want to risk it.
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    To be safe, call your landlord and make sure that everything is in working order! Hopefully it's not anything serious!
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    I agree, it's probably just dust but I would call the landlord anyway.

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    I just risked it this morning and turned it back on and everything was fine. Thanks for the help everyone!!!

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