Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Savannah know to call Coastal Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call an expert? Check out these heating system smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating equipment, power off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and let them know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC 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 produce mold, producing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Coastal Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to get rid of the source of the stench and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm 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 heating system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment right away and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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