Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Atlanta know to call Peachtree Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another reason to call a service technician? Read about these heating equipment odors you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to alert homeowners and service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this smell coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances right away as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment 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 operate together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, causing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your furnace or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Peachtree Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to eliminate the source of the stench and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you warm 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 grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this stench coming from your heating system, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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