Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Austin know to call Strand Brothers Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another basis to call a professional? Check out these heating system odors you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to alert homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances straightaway as you may have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment function together to keep you comfy throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Strand Brothers Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this smell coming from your heating equipment, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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