Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Richmond know to call Eveready Service Experts when their heating system starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a professional? Check out these heating equipment odors you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and let them know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your furnace or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Eveready Service Experts . We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you suggestions on how to remove the source of the smell and make sure your HVAC 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 odor, all of which should grab your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this stench coming from your furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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