Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Medina know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another reason to call a service technician? Learn about these heating equipment stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service expert as soon as possible and let them know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system function together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over right away to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you tips on how to remove the source of the smell and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you comfortable 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 get your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system right away and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.