Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Concord know to call Freschi Service Experts when their heating system starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a professional? Read about these heating equipment stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this odor 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 furnace service professional as soon as possible and let them know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

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

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be taking place 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 heating equipment, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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