Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Edmonton know to call McKinley Heating Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another cause to call an expert? Check out these heating equipment stenches you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and service techs that there is a problem. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service professional 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 comfy throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating system or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call McKinley Heating Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to analyze your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you suggestions on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should grab 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 symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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