Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Calgary know to call A1 Chesney Service Experts when their heating equipment starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a service technician? Check out these furnace odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very pronounced, which is why many gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system work together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since AC systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your furnace or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call A1 Chesney Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to examine your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to eliminate the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC 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 grab your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this stench coming from your furnace, it’s likely something is overheating or may be a signal of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace immediately and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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