Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Hurricane know to call Teays Valley Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another basis to call an expert? Check out these heating equipment odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several 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 straightaway as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and let them know you think you might 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 buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. 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 comfortable 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 grab your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut off your furnace ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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