You rely on your heating system to keep your home warm and comfortable during the chilly Ballwin, Missouri, winters. You might not give your heat pump or furnace much thought until it starts sounding or smelling funny. Keep in mind these four smells and sounds that signal you need a heating system repair:

Rotten Eggs

If you notice a rotten eggs or sulfur smell, exit your home immediately. The natural gas supply to your furnace could be damaged. Avoid using any lights or electrical appliances, as these could create a spark that ignites the gas. Once you, your family and pets have exited your home, call for emergency heater repair services.

Burning or Electrical Smells

A clogged air filter could create an odor that smells like burning dust. Check the air filter to see if it’s clogged. You can replace it yourself or call for a repair. If the filter is clean, it’s best to call for a heating system repair visit. There could be damaged wiring, an overloaded circuit or debris somewhere in your heating system. If you smell smoke, exit your home and call for a repair.

Chemical Odors

A properly operating furnace or heat pump shouldn’t create any chemical smells. If you smell unusual chemical-like odors when your heat pump or furnace is running, leave your home and call for a heating system repair.

Grinding or Clanging Sounds

When metal comes into contact with metal, it makes a grinding or clanging sound. Some possible causes include loss of lubrication in the motor, a loose fitting or a bent fan blade. Other unusual sounds that necessitate a repair service call include squealing, buzzing and loud rattling.

As soon as you notice unusual smells or sounds coming from your heating system, call Averill Heating & Air Conditioning for a repair. A prompt inspection and repair assures the health and safety of you and your family. Repairing a problem could also extend the lifespan of your heating system, saving you money.

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