Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Kansas City know to call Neal Harris Service Experts when their heating system starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call a professional? Learn about these heating equipment stenches you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances right away as you might have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and let them know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment function together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, causing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Neal Harris Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations on how to eliminate 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 going on 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 system, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace immediately and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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