Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Rochester know to call Strogen's Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call a professional? Learn about these heating system smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this stench coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances right away as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent 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 equipment work together to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Strogen's Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations on how to eliminate the source of the smell and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating equipment, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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