Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

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

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you may have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment 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 function together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations on how to get rid of the source of the smell and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should get your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s possible something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace technician to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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