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Exhaust smell coming from vents

mrowka
mrowka Member Posts: 5
edited October 2014 in Oil Heating
Hi we recently moved into a used home that has an outdoor tank and a Bard furnace that we were told was about 6 years old from the LL. We had kerosene delivered because in NY oil gels up outdoors. Now when the furnace kicks on a strong kero-exhaust smell fills the house. Had someone look at it said things look ok, but this is not a normal smell....any ideas?

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  • mrowka
    mrowka Member Posts: 5
    We are concerned for our daughter but not sure where to start other than having someone look at it
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,021
    Where in NY are you located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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  • mrowka
    mrowka Member Posts: 5
    Upstate ballston spa, right now we are using space heaters, we shut the furnace off. It ran for a few days but I don't trust that smell, it's like exhaust but the service guy said everything was ok...stressful
  • mrowka
    mrowka Member Posts: 5
    We have a smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide alarm and both are fine, but I shouldn't be smelling kero in my home and I dont wantmy little girl breathing it in either.
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,881
    Doesn't sound right. Get another service person there to assess.
  • mrowka
    mrowka Member Posts: 5
    calling a guy today, I'll post results when I get some kinda answer I've seen this in forums before but no real difinitive reason posted
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    Possible cracked heat exchanger, or not venting, or oil leak in the furnace compartment, or many other possibilities. Have a couple of pros check into this. Do not run until it is resolved. Also is this a recent home purchase, or rental? If you bought it, I would get in touch with the previous owner.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    I would also try to find someone on here. It is sh$$ like this that pushes people towards gas conversion. The price isn't enough reason anymore