Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people 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 cause to call an expert? 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 distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, shut 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 heating equipment service technician 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 the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. 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 recommendations on how to eliminate 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 odor, all of which should grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this odor coming from your furnace, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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