Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Canada know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another reason to call a professional? Check out these furnace odors you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances right away as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and let them know 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 A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can get in your air duct system and create mold, producing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system or AC system 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 give you suggestions on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

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

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