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? Check out 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 service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service expert as soon as possible and tell them you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system operate together to keep you comfy throughout the year. Since AC 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 furnace or AC system and smell an odor like this, call San Antonio Air Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and conduct 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 comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, 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. Turn off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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