Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners 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 strange smells are another reason to call a service technician? Learn about these heating system odors you should never ignore.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why multiple gas companies add this distinct 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 the doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your furnace service expert as soon as possible and let them know you think you may have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system function together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. 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 perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to eliminate the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm 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 get your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this odor coming from your furnace, it’s possible something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Shut off your heating equipment ASAP and call your furnace technician to provide a complete diagnosis.

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