Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Sharonville know to call Knochelmann Service Experts when their heating system starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another cause to call an expert? Read about these heating equipment smells you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, power off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open the 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 might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system operate together to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Knochelmann Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you tips on how to get rid of 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 occurring if you smell an electrical or burning odor, 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 down your furnace immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a full diagnosis.

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