September 27, 2017

Smelling Anything Unusual When Turning On Your Furnace?

Bad Smell

Weird smells circulating through your home? Is it coming from your furnace? Are you in danger? Furnace smells are indicative of many issues that are important not to ignore, both for the safety of your family and the furnace itself.

Some Tips To Help You Identify Possible Problems

Your furnace plays a crucial role in keeping your home warm and comfortable during the colder months. However, like any other appliance, your furnace can develop problems over time, affecting its efficiency and performance. In this article, we’ll share some useful tips to help you identify possible problems in your furnace. By knowing what to look out for and taking prompt heating maintenance action, you can keep your furnace running smoothly and maintain a comfortable home environment throughout the winter season.

Rotten Eggs Smell

The rotten egg odor is a profound indicator that there is a natural gas leak and should immediately be taken care of. Open doors and windows to let fresh air in do not attempt to turn on your furnace or any other appliance or electronics and evacuate the house. Call your gas company.

A Burning Electrical or Metallic Smell

If you smell any odor similar to an overheated motor this could be a sign your furnace blower motor is seizing up. This can lead the motor to use excessive voltage and overheat. In addition to the motor overheating it can cause the wires attached to it to melt and produce an electrical hazard. If you smell a burning electrical smell throughout your home, turn off your furnace at the thermostat and call an HVAC technician to repair your furnace.

Chemical Aroma

Odors that resemble the chemical formaldehyde scent may indicate a cracked heat exchanger, which is a very serious issue. The heat exchanger is the mechanical part inside the furnace that transfers heat from the combustion chamber to the furnace plenum. If the heat exchanger is cracked, poisonousness carbon monoxide fumes can be circulated through the home’s duct work. With that being said, treat any chemical smell with caution and respect, it is always better to be safe than sorry! It is important to remember that not every problem comes with a smell. Manufacturers recommend your furnaces to be inspected every season. Electric heaters also need to be maintained and checked for safe operation.

ICE Heating & Cooling Is Here For Heating Services

If you’re experiencing problems with your furnace, it’s important to seek professional assistance as soon as possible. At ICE Heating & Cooling, we offer comprehensive heating services to help you get your heating system back up and running efficiently.

Don’t let a malfunctioning furnace leave you out in the cold this winter. Contact us today to schedule your furnace repair appointment and experience the highest quality service from our team of experts. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions.

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