Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Buffalo know to call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their heating equipment starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a service technician? Read about these heating equipment stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this stench coming from your furnace, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can escape outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and let them know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system function together to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your furnace or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over immediately to examine your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations on how to remove the source of the stench 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 demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this stench coming from your furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a full diagnosis.

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