Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Memphis know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their furnace starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call a professional? Read about these heating equipment odors you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is a problem. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you safe and cozy throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your furnace or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP to inspect your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should get your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this odor coming from your heating system, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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