Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Pierre know to call Peitz Service Experts when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another cause to call a professional? Check out these heating equipment smells you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why multiple gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to warn homeowners and service techs that there is an issue. If you smell this stench 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 tell them you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment operate together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Peitz Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to inspect your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you suggestions on how to get rid of the source of the stench and make sure your furnace and AC 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 stench, all of which should get your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this stench coming from your heating system, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your heating system right away and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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