The HVAC system in your Porterville, California, home is responsible for keeping you and your family comfortable throughout the years. Unfortunately, there are times when your HVAC system may begin to have problems and will need professional repair. If you detect any of the smells listed below coming from your HVAC system it may be time to call in the professionals.

Burning Smells

Any type of burning smell, whether it smells like melted plastic or an electrical burn, should be a cause for concern when it is coming from your HVAC system. If you smell burning after your system has already been running, there is a good chance there is a problem with your wires. Electrical repairs can be dangerous and should never be attempted on your own.

Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs coming from your HVAC system can be one of the most dangerous smells associated with your HVAC system. A special additive is added to natural gas, so when there is a leak, it will emit this discernable smell. If you ever encounter this smell you should immediately turn off your HVAC system, open windows in your home, get to a safe place, and contact your HVAC and gas company.

Burning Dust

The smell of burning dust when you first start up your furnace for the season is quite common as the light covering of dust on the system burns off. This smell should go away after about 20 minutes and should not reoccur once your system has been running throughout the season. In the instance that this smell continues or happens frequently, it is likely that you have heavy dust build-up on your heat exchanger or other components. The good news is, this problem is easy to avoid by having regular maintenance performed on your system.

If you detect any of the above smells coming from your HVAC system, don’t wait for the problem to get worse. Contact us at 559-306-6433. One of our Zone Air & Heating professionals will Shutterstock

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