Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Nashville know to call Donelson Air Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call an expert? Check out these heating equipment smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to alert homeowners and technicians that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances right away as you could have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and tell them you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system function together to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Donelson Air Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to eliminate the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many 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 odor coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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