During what can be bitterly cold winters in Timberlake, NC, you rely on your boiler to keep your home warm and comfortable. Keeping your boiler in working order is an important part of having a comfortable home. But there are times when issues arise. Fortunately, you can often recognize when something is wrong with your boiler by the smells that are coming from it.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs almost always means that there’s a gas leak in your boiler. Since the gas that fuels your boiler is both odorless and colorless, many companies add a chemical to it that creates a strong, sulfuric-type odor so you can safely recognize that there’s a leak. If you smell an odor like this, you should immediately get out of your home and call for a professional service technician to identify and repair the issue.

Musty Odor

A damp or musty odor usually indicates the presence of biological growth somewhere inside the system. A boiler you haven’t used in a while causes this type of odor. While it’s something you should repair, it isn’t a reason to panic. A member of our team can perform the necessary boiler maintenance to have your system running safely again.

Burning Smells

The duration of a burning odor is how to tell if there’s a real problem. When you use a boiler for the first time, it’s not uncommon for dust and dirt to burn off the coils, creating a burning odor that should last for 20 to 30 minutes.

However, if the problem is more consistent, you may have an issue with a burner or filter. If that’s the case, these problems can pose a fire hazard and need professional repair.

Our team is ready to provide all of your boiler installation and repair needs. Contact Ted’s HVAC today to find out how we can keep your heating working properly all winter.

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