Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in San Antonio know to call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air when their furnace starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another basis to call an expert? Check out these heating equipment odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service professional as soon as possible and tell them you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can get in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air. We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to remove the source of the stench 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 taking place if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. 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 down your heating system immediately and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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