Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Boise know to call TML Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call an expert? Read about these furnace smells you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple 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 furnace, shut off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can release outside, and call your heating equipment service professional as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system operate together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and create mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call TML Service Experts. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and do 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 multiple things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your heating equipment, it’s likely 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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