Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Mobile know to call Climate Control Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call an expert? Check out these heating system smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why several gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this stench coming from your furnace, power off your gas appliances right away as you could have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating system service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can get in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Climate Control Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions on how to eliminate the source of the stench and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable 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 grab your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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