Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Tulsa know to call Jack Nelson Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another cause to call a service technician? Read about these heating system odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The smell 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 straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can escape 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 all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and create mold, causing 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. We’ll come over right away to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to remove the source of the smell and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable 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 grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this smell coming from your furnace, it’s likely 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.

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