Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Gainesville know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another reason to call a service technician? Read about these heating equipment stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why multiple gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this stench 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 escape outside, and call your furnace service expert as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment work together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. 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 air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to get rid of the source of the odor and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should grab your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this stench coming from your heating equipment, it’s likely something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut down your furnace immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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