Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Toronto know to call Service Experts Commercial HVAC when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that weird smells are another cause to call a service technician? Learn about these heating system smells you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why multiple gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your heating equipment, power off your gas appliances right away as you could have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating system service technician as soon as possible and tell them you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system function together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can get in your air duct system and cause mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Service Experts Commercial HVAC. We’ll come over ASAP to analyze your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you recommendations on how to get rid of 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 going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should grab your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this odor coming from your heating system, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.