Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Richmond know to call Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their furnace 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 ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several 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, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and tell them you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system operate together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your furnace or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to remove 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 multiple things that could be occurring 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 heating system, it’s probable something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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