Why Does My Furnace Smell?

Rotten Eggs.Burning. Sulfur.Locker Room.

If any of these smells describe your furnace… you might have a problem.

At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we want you and your loved ones to be comfortable in your home, and a smelly furnace does not sound comfortable for anyone.

Why Does My Furnace Smell?

There could be multiple things going on in your furnace to cause a foul smell. This includes:

  • Gas leaks
  • Bacteria build up
  • A broken heat exchanger
  • Overheating
  • A blocked chimney
  • And more

What Should I Do?

First and foremost, if you are smelling sulfur or rotten eggs, you will want to evacuate your home immediately, as this could mean there is a gas leak. Once you’ve reached safety, call a professional to have someone come look at it.

While the other smells might not be as pressing, you’ll still want to get your furnace checked out. Call a professional to come out, determine the cause of the smell, and fix whatever issues need fixing.

Our Comfort Specialists are Here to Help!

Be sure to keep on schedule with your furnace maintenance to help avoid any weird smells coming from your furnace. Not only will this help to extend the life of your furnace, but this can also mean that our HVAC technicians are catching small problems and fixing them before you have to ask the question, “Why does my furnace smell?”

When you contact One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, you can feel confident knowing that you are working with a locally owned and operated business, with HVAC experts that understand your needs. Our technicians will always show up on time, and our standards exceed the local and state requirements in your area.

Contact your local One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning office today to book your appointment.