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Why Does My Oil Furnace Smell?

oil-furnace-smellIf your furnace has been maintained by a heating oil service expert over the years – including this year – it will more than likely do its job without any problems. But sometimes, especially if you’ve ignored the benefits of getting regular heating maintenance, your furnace will give you warning signs of a coming problem – and those signs will often come in the form of odd smells.

Types of Oilheat System Odors

Strange odors emanating from your furnace can indicate a several problems; some are easy to fix, some are more complex. Here are some common furnace odors and what they may mean for your heating equipment.

Checking the Air Filter on Your Oil Furnace

In general, you should check the filter’s condition about once a month and change/clean it when necessary.

If your air filter gets clogged with dust and other debris, there is less room for air to flow through your system and through your home. Your furnace will need to work harder to circulate air, which will result in an increase in your heating bills. Your home will become less comfortable and the indoor air quality will degrade. If neglected for too long, a dirty air filter can result in your furnace shutting down. Keep these tips in mind.

If you’re not sure how to change the filter yourself but would like to, please contact your heating oil service provider for advice.

And if you think your oil furnace has seen better days and needs to be replaced, please go here to see how you can qualify for a $300 rebate. You’ll receive your rebate quickly and will be on your way to saving more money and energy for years to come.