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 funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a professional? Check out these heating equipment stenches you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and technicians that there is trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you may have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can escape 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 operate together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, 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 ASAP 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 smell and make sure your HVAC 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 odor, all of which should grab your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this smell coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut off your heating equipment right away and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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