Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in West Palm Beach know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating system starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call an expert? Check out these heating system smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your furnace 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 function together to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your furnace or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should get your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this stench coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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