Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Ravenna know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment 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 disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, turn 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 expert as soon as possible and let them 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 entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over right away to analyze your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you tips on how to get rid of the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should get your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this odor coming from your furnace, it’s probable 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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