Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Columbia know to call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment 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 equipment smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your heating equipment, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment function together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, causing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating equipment or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you suggestions on how to eliminate the source of the smell and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty 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 grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this stench coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut down your furnace immediately and call your furnace professional to provide a full diagnosis.

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