Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in West Chester know to call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making funny 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 disregard.

Rotten Eggs

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

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP to examine your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you tips on how to remove the source of the smell and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be occurring 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. Shut off your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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