Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Shreveport know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another cause to call a service technician? Learn about these heating system smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is a problem. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances immediately 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 heating and cooling equipment work together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over right away to examine 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 odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple 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 likely something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut down your heating system ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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