Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Fort Lauderdale 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 reason to call a service technician? Check out these heating equipment stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service professional as soon as possible and let them know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system function together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions on how to eliminate the source of the odor 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 stench, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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