Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Tulsa know to call Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their furnace starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another reason to call a service technician? Read about these furnace smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why many gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment function together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, creating the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you tips on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are many things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should get your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this odor coming from your heating system, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

Contact Us

Our Health and Safety Commitment
At Service Experts, our top priority is always the health and safety of our customers and team. We are following all COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public safety guidelines and adjusting our business practices as needed to ensure customer and employee wellbeing. As a precautionary measure, anyone working on behalf of Service Experts – including our technicians – is being asked to stay home for the recommended 14 day quarantine period if they are returning from out-of-country, have been exposed to a presumptive or confirmed case, or are feeling unwell. We are providing our technicians and other field employees with additional health and safety guidance to assist in keeping our customers and employees safe. Please be prepared to answer brief health and safety questions with our representative. We will continue to monitor the situation and will adjust our business practices as required. We recognize that this may be a particularly stressful time and want you to know that, we are committed to serving you and making your experience as easy as possible.