Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Cleveland know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another cause to call an expert? Read about these heating system smells you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why multiple gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service professional as soon as possible and tell them you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system function together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, causing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your furnace or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and perform 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 HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should get your attention and should not be disregarded. 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 immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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