Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Orlando know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call a professional? Read about these heating equipment smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this stench coming from your furnace, power off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and let them know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system function together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy stench. 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 immediately to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions on how to remove the source of the stench and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should get your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace right away and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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