Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Roanoke know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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? Learn about these heating system odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your heating equipment, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service professional as soon as possible and tell them you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system operate together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can form 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 immediately to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions on how to get rid of 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 going on if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should demand your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating equipment right away and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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