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 funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call a professional? Learn about these heating system smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

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

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. 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 conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you recommendations on how to eliminate the source of the odor 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 stench, all of which should demand your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment right away and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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