Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Jackson know to call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their furnace 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 heating system smells you should never disregard.

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, shut off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and tell them you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC 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 cause mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions 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 furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system right away and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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