Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

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

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, power off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open the 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 may 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 to accumulate, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. 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 inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions on how to remove the source of the smell and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you warm 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 heating system ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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