Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Wheeling know to call Comfort Masters Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another cause to call a professional? Learn about these heating equipment odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, power off your gas appliances right away as you may 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 could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment work together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, 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 AC system and smell an odor like this, call Comfort Masters Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC 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 stench, all of which should get 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 furnace immediately and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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