Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Columbia know to call Midland Air Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a professional? Check out these heating equipment odors you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is a problem. If you smell this stench coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows 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 might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment function together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since air conditioning 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 AC system and smell an odor like this, call Midland Air Service Experts. 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 get rid of the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple 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 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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