Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners 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 cause to call a service technician? Read about these heating equipment stenches you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very distinct, 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, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you could have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating system service professional as soon as possible and tell them you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system function together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy smell. 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 analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you recommendations 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 going on if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating equipment, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment right away and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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