Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

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

Rotten Eggs

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

Mold or Musty

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

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be going on 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 system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut down your furnace right away and call your furnace technician to provide a complete diagnosis.

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