Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Charlotte 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 equipment stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and service techs that there is a problem. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service technician 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 safe and cozy throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you recommendations on how to remove the source of the stench and make sure your heating and cooling 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 smell, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your heating system, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your furnace right away and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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