Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Miami 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 reason to call an expert? Read about these furnace smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why many gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to notify homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, shut off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service professional as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over right away to examine your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations 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 multiple things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should grab your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this stench coming from your heating system, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system immediately and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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