Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Pierre know to call Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning when their furnace starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another reason to call an expert? 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 technicians 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 vent outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and let them know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment 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 cause mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating equipment or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll come over ASAP 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 multiple things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should grab 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 an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a complete diagnosis.

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