Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Champaign know to call Chief/Bauer 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 a service technician? Read about these heating equipment stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why multiple gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and cause mold, causing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating equipment or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Chief/Bauer Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to examine your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you suggestions on how to get rid of the source of the stench and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

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

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