Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in London know to call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call a service technician? Check out these furnace odors you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why multiple gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this stench coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances right away as you could have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and tell them you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can get in your air duct system and produce mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your furnace or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over right away to examine your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you tips on how to remove the source of the stench and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

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

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