Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Cocoa know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their furnace starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call an expert? Read about these heating system stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why multiple gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment work together to keep you comfy throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and create mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over immediately to examine your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you tips on how to remove the source of the smell and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should get your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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