Furnace odor.

Old 03-28-06, 07:19 AM
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Furnace odor.

Yesterday while working in the basement I noticed an odor from the furnace, it's not the smell of natural gas. It smells more like a furnace does when it kicks on for the first time of the year. It almost smells like kerosene burning. We are at the end of the winter season. It is a semi-newer furnace (probably 6-8 years old). The pilot stays lit continually and it runs through it's normal cycle and the temperature in the house maintains what it is programmed to maintain. I just replaced the heater core (coil?) a couple of months ago.

Could this just be a clogged filter or is it something else?

Also, I believe the pilot light is burning larger than it normally does. If that is the problem could it be adjusted and how would one do that?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Old 03-28-06, 04:57 PM
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What happens if you run your furnace...step outside...aclaimate to the fresh outside air by breathing in and out...take a deep breath and hold it and go inside by a register and then exhale...then breathe in through your nose to smell what the air coming out of the register smells like. ??

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