Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

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

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and furnace experts that there is a problem. 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 heating and cooling system operate together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can form in your air duct system and create mold, causing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your furnace or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts . We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations on how to get rid of 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 get your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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