Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Girard 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 basis to call a professional? Check out these heating equipment odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why multiple gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to warn homeowners and furnace experts that there is a problem. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances straightaway as you may have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating system service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

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

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should grab your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.