Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Indianapolis know to call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their furnace starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another basis to call a professional? Check out these furnace odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this stench coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating system service expert as soon as possible and tell them you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment operate together to keep you comfy throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can get in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over right away to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations on how to get rid of the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut down your heating system ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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