Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

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

Rotten Eggs

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

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system function together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, 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 inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you recommendations on how to remove the source of the stench and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should get your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system right away and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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