Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Voorhees know to call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating system starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another cause to call an expert? Learn about these heating system smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can release outside, and call your furnace 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 system operate together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to eliminate the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty 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 neglected. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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