Often described as rotten eggs or sulfur, gas can often give off an unpleasant odor. Natural gas is odorless, but to give it a required distinctive smell, gas manufacturers add a chemical called mercaptan. In gas furnaces, leaks can occur when it sustains damage through wear or other means. In the event you smell gas, turn off the furnace immediately, evacuate your home and call the fire department and the gas company. As a gas leak in your furnace is a dangerous predicament, it should be treated with an immediate response. When it comes to furnace repair however, a professional, such one from Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing, should be contacted as soon as possible. Today, we would like to share signs of a leaky gas furnace.
Furnace Gas Leak Symptoms
Rotten Egg or Sulfur Smell: As mentioned earlier, since natural gas is odorless, a distinctive odor was added to gas for early detection. More often than not, smelling the stench of rotten eggs where no eggs are present is an indications there is a gas leak. Other situations such as a dangerous electrical source could also produce the smell, but to be safe, it is best to evacuate and call the proper entities.
Hissing Sounds: A gas leak in your furnace isn’t just smelled, it is also heard, especially if it is coming from a pipe. As it makes a sound from escaping the channels, you can follow the sound and the smell should be stronger. Again, be sure to turn the furnace off and evacuate the household in addition to making the appropriate phone calls.
Patches of Lawn Appear to be Dying: Where this necessarily doesn’t appear to be deriving from the furnace, but a gas leak in general, can be coming from underground. When this occurs, patches of grass will die, and turn brownish or yellowish color.
Physical Sickness: Exposure to natural gas can lead to unconsciousness and in extreme cases it can be fatal. Prior to devastating effects include such symptoms as include dizziness, headaches, fatigue, nausea, and irregular breathing.
Furnace Inspections & Tune Up Preventive Maintenance
We cannot stress enough that a gas leak requires a rapid response before serious consequences ensue, not only is it a serious health risk, but it is also a danger; causing explosions and fires among other issues. Preventing gas leaks of any kind is a top priority, but furnaces can be one of the sources. With routine schedule professional services such as inspections, tune-ups, and maintenance, you can significantly minimize the risk of your gas furnace leaking gas by catching potential wear and damage that leads to leaks and other breakdowns.
Furnace Heating Services in Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & The Bronx, New York
If you haven’t scheduled a professional furnace inspection, maintenance, and tune-up service in the fall, be sure to call in Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing for your service and let our experts evaluate the condition of the overall unit, ensure performance, and make certain there is no gas leaks currently or inevitable in the soon the future. Call us today to schedule your service.