Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Dallas know to call Levy & Son Service Experts when their furnace starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call a professional? Check out these heating equipment smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and tell them you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system operate together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and create mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your furnace or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Levy & Son Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you tips on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be taking place 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 system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system right away and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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