Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Albany know to call Roland J. Down Service Experts when their furnace starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call a professional? Check out these heating system smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, power off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment 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 comfy throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your furnace or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Roland J. Down Service Experts . We’ll come over right away to examine your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you recommendations on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should get your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, it’s probable something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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