Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Ocala 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 professional? Check out these heating equipment smells you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and service techs that there is a problem. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, power 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 equipment service expert as soon as possible and let them know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system function together to keep you safe and cozy throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over right away to examine your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations on how to get rid of 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 occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should grab your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating equipment, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace ASAP and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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