Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Waldorf know to call A-PLUS Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird 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 distinct, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and furnace experts that there is a problem. If you smell this stench coming from your furnace, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can release outside, and call your furnace service expert as soon as possible and tell them you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system operate together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call A-PLUS Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you tips on how to eliminate the source of the stench and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system right away and call your furnace professional to provide a full diagnosis.

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