Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most residents in Belleville know to call D&K Home Services by Enercare when their heating equipment starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another reason to call a professional? Check out these furnace odors you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and furnace experts that there is an issue. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, power off your gas appliances right away as you might have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating equipment service professional as soon as possible and be sure they 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 year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation to collect, moisture can form in your air duct system and create mold, producing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating equipment or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call D&K Home Services by Enercare. We’ll come over ASAP to inspect your duct system and do an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you tips on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your heating and cooling 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 odor, all of which should get your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your furnace, it’s possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut down your heating system right away and call your furnace expert to provide a thorough diagnosis.