Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Hurricane know to call Teays Valley Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another basis to call a professional? Read about these heating equipment smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor 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 stench coming from your heating equipment, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you could have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and tell them you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment operate together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Teays Valley Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to examine your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you suggestions on how to remove the source of the smell and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should get your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your furnace ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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