Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Kansas City know to call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing when their furnace 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 ignore.

Rotten Eggs

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

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment function together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, creating 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 Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ll come over ASAP to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you suggestions 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 many things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell coming from your heating system, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system immediately and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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