Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Livermore know to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another reason to call a professional? Check out these heating equipment smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this odor coming from your heating equipment, shut 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 professional as soon as possible and let them know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can get in your air duct system and produce mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your furnace or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to eliminate the source of the stench and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should grab your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut down your heating system immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a complete diagnosis.

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