Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Waukegan know to call Robinson Service Experts when their furnace starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another reason to call an expert? Check out these heating system odors you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why multiple gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and technicians that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your heating system, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating system 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 safe and cozy throughout the entire year. Since AC systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and cause mold, creating the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your furnace or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Robinson Service Experts . We’ll come over ASAP to examine your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you tips 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 several things that could be taking place 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 probable 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 thorough diagnosis.