Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Windsor know to call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts when their furnace starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a professional? Check out these heating system stenches you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service expert as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to remove the source of the smell 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 going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should get your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this stench coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system right away and call your furnace professional to provide a full diagnosis.

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