Published: October 17, 2018


Odd odors a problem?

HVAC contractors can provide more than heating and air equipment, repair and service. We can help with indoor air quality too! It’s easy to imagine your HVAC system as the “lungs” of your home. The ventilation, the “V” in “HVAC,” extends to every room and the air circulates through it all. Your system moves cool or warm air from room to room, just like our respiratory system moves oxygen throughout our bodies.

Many organizations choose fall months to create awareness for concerns, such as Healthy Lung month, Respiratory Care Week and COPD Awareness Month. Indoor air quality continues to become more of a concern for Georgia residents.

This is especially true for families with members who live with allergies, asthma, COPD or other respiratory illnesses. As HVAC contractors, we can help!

Air Quality Help from HVAC Contractors

At Custom Klimates, we help north Georgia families improve their indoor air quality with regular HVAC service and repairs. Sometimes a furnace or heat pump produces odd odors due to malfunctions. If you ever notice the following, call us for help.

Smoke or an electrical burning smell

If there is a strong amount of heat inside your furnace, for example, it’s possible there is a damaged rubber component or a metal part is overheating. It’s best to turn your furnace off if you detect any sort of burning smell, to avoid a fire risk.

If your smoke detector sounds, turn off your furnace as well. Typically, a blocked chimney has forced smoke into your ductwork instead of exhausting it through the chimney. For this specific case, call a professional chimney cleaner. We can handle everything else related to the furnace.

Rotten Eggs

You’re probably familiar with this stinky smell. If you smell sulfur or rotten eggs, you may have a gas leak. For your safety, gas suppliers add this odor to natural gas to help alert you to a leak. If the odor is faint, turn off your furnace and open the windows or ventilate the home. If it’s strong, however, get out of the house and call for help.

Chemical Smell

If the smell reminds you of ninth grade biology, it may be similar to formaldehyde. This may indicate you have a cracked heat exchanger. This too is serious. A cracked or damaged heat exchanger can easily start a fire. Call HVAC contractors like Custom Klimates right away.

HVAC Contractors Install Air Quality Products Too

In addition to heating and cooling help, quality HVAC contractors like Custom Klimates offer several products to help improve your indoor air quality. For example, a UV air cleaner use ultraviolet light to neutralize mold spores, bacteria, mildew, viruses and other harmful particulates.

If you have a musty smell in your home coming from the vents, it’s possible you have mold in your HVAC system. Call us to help. The airborne mold spores can trigger allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions.

In Georgia, we have a lot of humidity in our homes and mold can quickly take hold. HVAC contractors like us can help you fight back with dehumidifiers and media air cleaners. Talk to us. We’ll send a team member to talk to you and evaluate your current system.

He or she can educate you on the various indoor air quality product options and prepare an estimate for you. If expenses are a concern, take advantage of our finance options. Whether it’s a furnace upgrade or state-of-the-art air quality solution, we want you to be healthy, safe and comfortable in your home. Call Custom Klimates for HVAC and indoor air quality help today.