Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Tempe know to call Bob Brown Service Experts when their furnace starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call a professional? Learn about these furnace odors you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why several gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is an issue. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances straightaway as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can escape outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and let them know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you comfy throughout the entire year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Bob Brown Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to analyze your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to get rid of the source of the stench and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you warm and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be going on if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Shut off your furnace immediately and call your furnace technician to provide a complete diagnosis.

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