Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Winnipeg know to call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts when their heating system starts making funny noises or leaking water, but did you know that funny smells are another cause to call an expert? Learn about these heating equipment stenches you should never neglect.

Rotten Eggs

The odor of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to warn homeowners and furnace experts that there is a problem. If you smell this smell coming from your furnace, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you may have a gas leak. Open your windows and doors so any gas can release outside, and call your heating equipment service technician as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you might have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling equipment operate together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation to accumulate, moisture can form in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or A/C equipment and smell an odor like this, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to examine your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you tips on how to get rid of the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be taking place 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 possible something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Shut down your heating equipment immediately and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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