Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Dallas know to call Levy & Son Service Experts when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call an expert? Read about these heating equipment smells you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. 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 escape outside, and call your furnace service expert as soon as possible and let them know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system operate together to keep you comfortable 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 odor. If you turn on your heating system 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 multiple things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should get your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your heating system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace right away and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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