Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Fort Myers know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their furnace starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a service technician? Read about these heating equipment stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating system service professional 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 comfy throughout all the seasons. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. 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 conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to get rid of the source of the smell and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this stench coming from your heating system, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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