Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Hillsborough know to call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call an expert? Check out these heating system odors you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and tell them you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system operate together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and create mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Fras-Air/General 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 give you suggestions on how to remove 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 several things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should grab your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this stench coming from your heating system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut down your furnace right away and call your furnace technician to provide a complete diagnosis.

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