Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Canada know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their furnace starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another cause to call an expert? Check out these heating system 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 a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, shut 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 heating system service expert as soon as possible and tell them you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you safe and cozy throughout all the seasons. 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 furnace 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 provide you recommendations on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your heating and cooling 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 smell, all of which should get your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this stench coming from your furnace, it’s possible something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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