Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Charleston know to call Pardee Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call a professional? Read about these furnace stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to alert homeowners and service techs that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and let them know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment work together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Pardee Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to get rid of the source of the stench 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 occurring if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system right away and call your furnace technician to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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