Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Columbus know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call a service technician? Check out these heating equipment odors you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and service techs that there is a problem. If you smell this odor coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances right away as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service technician as soon as possible and tell them you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system operate together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP to examine your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions on how to get rid of the source of the odor and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should grab your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this stench coming from your heating equipment, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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