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 strange smells are another basis to call a professional? Learn about these furnace odors 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 alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances right away as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors 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 equipment operate together to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Strogen's Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions 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 odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s possible something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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