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Your HVAC system works hard to keep you comfortable in your Rome, Georgia, home. That’s why it’s vital that you take care of it. Here are some sounds and smells that mean there’s a problem brewing with your HVAC system and what they might indicate:

Fuel Smells

There can be a fuel smell from a new unit as you fire it up for the first time. But if you smell propane, natural gas or oil any other time, it’s probably because of a leak in the fuel system. You should call your HVAC service technician immediately to repair the issue. Open windows to clear the harmful fumes, and keep pets and children away. As a result, you’ll reduce their risk of experiencing any health-related symptoms.

Loud Noises

You’re probably familiar with the usual hums of your HVAC system. But louder sounds such as rattles and scraping noises can indicate something is wrong. A particularly worrying noise is a loud bang as you start the furnace. This could be an explosion due to a buildup of gas from dirty ignition components. It can lead to cracks in the unit and dangerous fuel leaks. Call your HVAC service technician if you suspect this problem.

Burning Smells

If you smell something burning from a system that’s been out of use for awhile, accumulated dust could be burning off. An electrical burning smell could mean your unit is overheating. Turn it off and check the filter. A clogged filter will make the system work too hard to draw in fresh air. As a result, it can overheat, increasing the risk of a breakdown and the need for a repair.

If your HVAC system is giving off strange smells or noises, give Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call to schedule an appointment with our experienced service technicians. We can quickly diagnose the problem and offer solutions.

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