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What is the smell coming from my furnace?
Last Updated: 12th June, 2020
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Furthermore, how do I get rid of the smell in my furnace?
Shut off the gas if the unit is fueled by natural gas, and then vacuum the burners. Remove the door below the area where you're working, and vacuum the blower compartment. If you see anything that's stuck, take a scrub brush to the area to loosen dust and dirt, and then vacuum it off.
Also Know, is new furnace smell toxic? As the seasons change, our heating and cooling needs change, too. Each fall, as you turn off your air conditioner and turn on your furnace or heater for the first time, you may notice a strange smell coming from your heating vents. Some of these smells are harmless, while others may be dangerous.
Similarly, what does a furnace leak smell like?
Rotten egg or sulfur smell You may have a natural gas leak in your home. Why does it smell like that? Natural gas is odorless, so a harmless chemical (mercaptan) is added to give natural gas an odor, so you can easily detect a gas leak. Most people would describe the odor as smelling like rotten eggs or sulfur.
Why does my gas furnace smell?
Furnace Smells Like Gas - What Do You Do? - Furnace Troubleshooting. When someone asks us why their furnace smells like gas, the answer is almost always due to a leak in your furnace's heat exchanger, which can be serious for all sorts of reasons including possible fire hazards, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning