Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Voorhees know to call Atmostemp Service Experts when their furnace starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call an expert? Learn about these furnace smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, shut 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 heating system service expert 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 work together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, creating 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. We’ll come over right away to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to get rid of 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 smell, all of which should grab your attention and should not be ignored. 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 right away and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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