Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in San Antonio know to call San Antonio Air Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another basis to call a service technician? Read about these heating equipment stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to alert homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service technician as soon as possible and let them know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you comfy throughout the year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can form in your air duct system and create mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call San Antonio Air Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you tips on how to remove the source of the stench and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this stench coming from your heating system, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating equipment right away and call your furnace technician to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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