Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in the Niagara Region know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another basis to call an expert? Read about these heating system odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to alert homeowners and service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows 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 the year. Since AC systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating equipment 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 do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you tips on how to get rid of the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be taking place 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 heating system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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