Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Jacksonville know to call Air Engineers Service Experts when their heating system starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another cause to call an expert? Check out these heating equipment stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

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

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment work together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and produce mold, creating the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system 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 give you recommendations on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

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

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