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Getting To The Bottom Of Furnace Smells With Your HVAC Company Part 2

February 6, 2017

As the winter weather continues to ravage the East Coast, your furnace is dutifully working away to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. When something goes wrong with the home’s HVAC system, residents tend to notice. Last week, we looked at a few odors that originate within your furnace and can cause some alarm. While not entirely hazardous, all smells should be investigated to ensure that you and your family’s lives aren’t at risk for unnecessary danger. If a professional HVAC company is needed, AEMS can help! We’ve provided high-quality HVAC services to New Jersey residents for nearly forty years, and we’ve encountered it all. Minor smell irritations that are ignored can result in much more costly repairs or replacements down the road.

Today, we’ll investigate more concerning orders and what their origins commonly are. If furnace repairs are needed, AEMS Services has the tools and experience to get the job done.

Smokey Smells

If your HVAC unit starts to smell of smoke, it’s important to shut it down and clear the area. Once off, it’s time to inspect the cause of the problem. Typically, a blocked chimney is the culprit behind this occurrence. However, there are several other causes that are less common but very dangerous if ignored. If the smell reminds you of soot, it’s time to call a trained HVAC technician. There are numerous negatives involved with soot, including less furnace efficiency and a much higher risk of fire due to its combustible nature. This smokey smell can also indicate a more serious fault in the furnace, where the introduction of soot to the airways is often accompanied by dangerous exhaust fumes. Regardless of the cause, leaving the house and calling for help are sound steps in the right direction.

Evasive Electrical

For many homeowners, the smell of burning plastic or electrical wires is enough to cause a panic. The source for this issue can range in variety, including:

  • Frayed electrical wiring
  • Erroneous components
  • Overheating elements
  • Overstressed parts

No matter the cause of this smell, it’s important to take quick action and shut everything down. If left ignored, a lot more damage can be done which puts your wallet and your safety at risk!

Natural Gas Notices

If your furnace is accompanied by the smell of rotten eggs, it’s important to take action and evacuate immediately. Energy companies introduce an additive into gas to make it’s presence well-known in case of leaks. Escorting everyone out and avoiding electric switches are both good moves for dealing with a possible gas leak. Once you are a safe distance from the home, it’s time to contact your utility company for immediate assistance. The introduction of natural gas into a flame element can lead to a major explosion hazard. There’ll be more to worry about than simple HVAC repairs!

AEMS Services has the dedication and experience to make short work of any heating and air conditioning services you may need. When your furnace starts to emanate smells, it’s important to proactively investigate the source and take appropriate actions. Failure to do so can be costly for your bank account and health. If you’re in need of top-notch HVAC services for your New Jersey residence, we can help! Our team of trained professionals is ready to meet and exceed your high expectations while delivering reliable results, day in and day out. To learn more about our quality services, feel free to contact us today!

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Physical Address: 395 Main Street, Tennent, NJ 07763
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 128, Englishtown, NJ 07726
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