Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Concord know to call Freschi Service Experts when their furnace starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another cause to call an expert? Check out these heating equipment stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service professional as soon as possible and let them know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating equipment or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Freschi Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to get rid of the source of the stench and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating equipment right away and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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