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 furnace odors 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 trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service expert as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you safe and cozy throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Climate Control Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze 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 heating and cooling system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should get 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 an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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