Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in West Chester know to call Wesley Wood Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another reason to call a professional? Read about these heating equipment smells you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, power off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating system service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you safe and cozy throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can form in your air duct system and create mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Wesley Wood Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to examine your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to remove the source of the smell and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm 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 get your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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