Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Edmonton know to call Rob's Albertan Service Experts when their furnace starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another cause to call a service technician? Learn about these heating equipment stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

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

Mold or Musty

Your HVAC system operate together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the year. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, causing the musty or moldy stench. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Rob's Albertan Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to examine your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then give you tips on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

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

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