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 strange smells are another reason to call a service technician? Learn about these furnace smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is a problem. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape 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 equipment work together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy smell. 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 ASAP 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 grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, 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 complete diagnosis.

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