Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

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

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to alert homeowners and service techs that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances right away as you may 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 air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your furnace or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Donelson Air Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to analyze your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you suggestions on how to eliminate the source of the odor and make sure your heating and cooling 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 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 a signal of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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