Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Denver 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 reason to call a professional? Check out these furnace smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why many gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, shut 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 furnace service expert as soon as possible and let them know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment operate together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can form in your air duct system and create mold, producing the musty or moldy stench. 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 inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations 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 odor, 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 off your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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