We've had a mild winter so far in Oklahoma so you may not be running your heater on a regular basis. If you turn on your furnace and notice a funny smell, here's what you need to know if you turn on your furnace and notice a funny smell:
The stench of rotten eggs is very distinct, which is why many gas companies add this distinct odor to their gas to notify homeowners and technicians that there is an issue. If you smell this stench coming from your heating system, shut off your gas appliances straightaway as you might have a gas leak. Open the doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating equipment service professional as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you could have a gas leak.
Mold or Musty
Your heating and cooling equipment function together to keep you safe and cozy throughout the entire year. Since air conditioning systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can manifest in your air duct system and produce mold, creating the musty or moldy odor. If you turn on your heating system or AC system and smell an odor like this, call Air Factory Heating & Cooling. We’ll come over right away to inspect your duct system and perform an indoor air quality analysis. We can then provide you recommendations on how to get rid of the source of the stench 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 going on if you smell an electrical or burning odor, all of which should demand your attention and should not be ignored. If you have this smell 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 us so that we can provide a thorough diagnosis.