Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Westminster know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another cause to call an expert? Check out these furnace smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you may 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 could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment work together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, producing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system 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 conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to get rid of the source of the stench and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, 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 off your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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