Furnaces tend to be used less often compared to air conditioning systems. Due to a lack of use, there can be several issues that need to be corrected with a residential furnace repair. Scheduling a seasonal maintenance tune-up and cleaning of your HVAC furnace is highly recommended, but that doesn’t always stop the need of furnace service.
Mold and Mildew
Leaks in your HVAC system can cause mold and mildew to build up inside your ductwork. This smell is not only present in your basement, but also throughout your entire home. A typical furnace repair will inspect the ductwork and could find mold inside. The mold can be removed and possible ductwork can be replaced during the furnace service call. The leak can also cause mold to grow on the insulation around the ducts and inside your furnace. Residential furnace repair performed by a professional is the best option to get rid of all mold emitted from your furnace and ducts.
Another common leak that can come from your HVAC or furnace is a gas leak. A gas leak smells more like rotten eggs and is due to a leak in heat exchanger of your furnace. A gas leak is hazardous and can cause fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning to your family.
More than 50% of Americans use natural gas in their home. It is generally more efficient, clean and usually safe. However, leaks can happen and making sure your furnace isn’t leaking gas needs to be guaranteed with a professional furnace repair. The heat exchanger is inspected during a furnace repair and either fixed or replaced depending on the severity of the damage. If you detect the smell of gas in your basement, turn off your furnace and call for furnace repair immediately. It may even be best to evacuate, until you know the cause.
The best way to counteract a musty smell or other smells coming from your HVAC unit is to have professionals perform a routine residential furnace inspection. If you live in or around the Atlanta area, Estes Services has trusted experts who will provide knowledgeable furnace service that is affordable. Call us today and see how we can help!