Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Savannah know to call Coastal Service Experts when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a professional? Read about these furnace odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating equipment, power off your gas appliances immediately as you could have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows 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 system function together to keep you comfy throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your furnace or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Coastal Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you recommendations on how to get rid of the source of the stench 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 stench, all of which should grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this odor coming from your furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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