Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Alliance know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call a service technician? Check out these furnace odors you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to alert homeowners and technicians that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances immediately as you could have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service professional as soon as possible and tell them you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment function together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and create mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your furnace or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over right away to inspect your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you tips on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should grab your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment right away and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.