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? Check out these heating equipment stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is a problem. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating system service professional as soon as possible and tell them you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system operate together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause 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 inspect your duct system and perform 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 heating and cooling system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this stench coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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