The furnace in your Quitman, GA, home should function relatively quietly and without strange odors. The typical furnace lasts 15 to 20 years, and you want to spend those years without smelling anything rotten or burning. Here are the most common furnace odors you might notice and what to do to avoid them:
While you may naturally smell something unpleasant the first time you turn on the furnace in the winter, it shouldn’t persist. Sewer smells from the air vents may point to an open sewer line, but if it comes from the furnace itself, you may have a cracked heat exchanger. This component separates the air you breathe from various gases, but a crack will let the gases into your home, potentially causing serious health problems.
Smell of Burning Plastic
When you smell burning plastic, the first thing you might think is that some plastic object has gotten itself stuck in the system. You should also consider the possibility that some malfunction in the furnace has caused the plastic casings on the wiring to burn. A burning smell in general may denote an overheating furnace.
Musty or Smoky Odor
A continuous musty odor may warn you to the need for regular air duct cleaning since this usually comes about as a result of dirt and dust buildup. When the debris starts to burn, it creates a more smoky odor.
Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing has been around since 1960. Get ahold of us today to schedule your next furnace repair here in Quitman, GA. All of our service technicians have undergone background checks and drug testing, and we guarantee customer satisfaction with the results they produce. We also offer a Platinum and Gold Level maintenance plan to meet homeowners’ varying needs. We look forward to hearing from you.
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