Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Fort Wayne know to call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another cause to call a professional? Check out these furnace stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating equipment, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service professional as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, creating the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your furnace or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to eliminate the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should grab your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s likely something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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