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Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most homeowners in Oakville know to call Abbey Air Service Experts when their heating system starts making weird noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another basis to call a professional? Read about these heating equipment stenches you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why multiple gas companies add this recognizable odor to their gas to notify homeowners and furnace experts that there is trouble. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, turn off your gas appliances immediately as you may have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can vent outside, and call your heating system service technician as soon as possible and tell them you think you might 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 get in your air duct system and produce mold, producing the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating equipment or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Abbey Air Service Experts. We’ll come over immediately to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you suggestions on how to remove the source of the odor and make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you toasty and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are multiple 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 disregarded. If you have this odor coming from your furnace, it’s possible something is overheating or may be an indication of wiring problems. Turn off your heating system right away and call your furnace professional to provide a thorough diagnosis.

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