Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

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

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and technicians that there is trouble. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating system service professional as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your furnace or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Norrell Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to get rid of the source of the smell and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system right away and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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