Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Longmont know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating system starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another cause to call a professional? Check out these furnace stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple 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 system, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating system 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 comfy throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest 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 ASAP to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to eliminate the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several 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 ignored. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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