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 weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another reason 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 distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating equipment, turn off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating system service expert as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system function together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the entire year. 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 furnace 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 perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions on how to eliminate the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your heating system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your furnace right away and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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