Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Hilton Head Island know to call Epperson Service Experts when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another cause to call a professional? Check out these furnace stenches you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

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

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and create mold, creating the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Epperson Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you tips on how to get rid of the source of the stench and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should get your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this stench coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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