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 odors you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, 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, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service technician as soon as possible and let them know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call A-PLUS Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you tips on how to get rid of 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 multiple things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a full diagnosis.

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