Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in London know to call Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare when their heating system starts making funny 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 distinct, which is why multiple gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to notify homeowners and service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this stench coming from your heating equipment, turn off your gas appliances right away as you could have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can escape outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and let them know 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 cause mold, causing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your furnace or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare. We’ll come over ASAP 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 heating and cooling system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

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