Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Jacksonville know to call Air Engineers Service Experts when their furnace starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a professional? Check out these heating equipment stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is an issue. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment service professional as soon as possible and let them know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment work together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating equipment or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Air Engineers Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to examine your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to remove the source of the smell and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

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

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