Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Jackson know to call Comfortech Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another basis to call a service technician? Read about these furnace smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances right away as you could have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and let them know you think you could 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 to collect, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Comfortech Service Experts . We’ll come over ASAP to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you recommendations on how to get rid of 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 many things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should get your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system ASAP and call your furnace technician to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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