Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Saint Charles know to call Golden Seal Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another cause to call an expert? Learn about these heating system odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment service professional as soon as possible and let them know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment work together to keep you comfy throughout the year. Since AC systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and create mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating system or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Golden Seal Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to examine your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to remove the source of the stench and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you warm 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 demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, it’s probable something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut down your furnace right away and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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