Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Tempe know to call Bob Brown Service Experts when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call an expert? Learn about these furnace smells you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is an issue. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you could have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and let them know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system operate together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Bob Brown Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you tips on how to eliminate the source of the stench and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your furnace immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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