Air Duct Odor-Poomans Heating and AirConditioning

Winter is upon us and cranking up the heat in your home is almost inevitableunless youre living in the southern most states, which even those lucky ones have had an interesting winter thus far. When you were forced to turn on your central heating system this year, did you experience an interesting odor that came along with the nice warmth coming from your vents?

This odor can sometimes be caused by collection of dust in duct work caused by the lack of use of the furnace during the off season. Dont panic just yet, but if the odor tends to continue for an extended period of time, make sure your furnace filter is cleaned. Ensuring that your furnace has a clean and functioning filter is imperative. A dirty filter can cause odor, build up and overheating. An overworked filter could create a serious fire hazard for your home.

If your filter is regularly changed the second step is to check your sewer lines for leaks. Leaks in your sewer lines can mean that methane gas is leaking into your air intake causing your ducts to release this harmful gas. Call a professional to come out and inspect this immediately.

If youre lucky enough to have avoided a sewer line leak, next make sure to inspect all the ducts connected to your system. There is a possibility that a gap has been created between your duct work. Any unpleasant odors may find their way into the duct system and thus into the house as the blower pushes the smell out through the vents. Your duct system can be inspected and replaced to help eliminate the odor and faulty duct work.

If youre in need of some assistance, call the experts atPoormans Heating and Air Conditioning(260.422.3534). Emergency services are available 24/7.Poormansspecializes in heating systems, air conditioning units, plumbing services, geothermal and indoor air quality. You wont be disappointed withPoormansquick response and affordable, outstanding service. Dont forget to check outPoormans Facebookpage! Like us!