Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in East Syracuse know to call Falso Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another cause to call a service technician? Learn about these furnace stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and tell them you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment function together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Falso Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to examine your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to eliminate the source of the smell and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this stench coming from your heating system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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