Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Austin know to call Strand Brothers Service Experts 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? Check out these furnace smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can escape 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 HVAC system operate together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Strand Brothers Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to examine your duct system and perform 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 occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should grab your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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