Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Knoxville know to call R & M Climate Control Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another reason to call a professional? Learn about these furnace smells you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The smell 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 trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your heating equipment, shut off your gas appliances right away as you could have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service professional as soon as possible and tell them you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system operate together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can get in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your furnace or AC system and smell an odor like this, call R & M Climate Control Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to examine your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be occurring if you smell an electrical or burning smell, all of which should demand your attention and should not be disregarded. If you have this stench coming from your furnace, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your furnace right away and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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