Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Naples know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another cause to call a service technician? Learn about these heating system stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system function together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, causing the musty or moldy smell. 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 right away to inspect your duct system and perform 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 furnace and AC 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 demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this odor coming from your heating system, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system right away and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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