Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Oklahoma City know to call Gordon's Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another cause to call a service technician? Check out these heating equipment odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to alert homeowners and technicians that there is trouble. If you smell this stench coming from your heating equipment, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your furnace service professional as soon as possible and tell them 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 AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Gordon's 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 recommendations on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should get your attention and should not be ignored. 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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