I was distraught when I came home from my daily job and noticed that my home smelled as if it was filled smoke.
Although the smoke detectors were not going off, I was upset anyways that something smelled as if it was burning. I could not pinpoint the source of the smell inside the house, but after several attempts, I noticed that the smell was stronger when my old oil furnace would kick on. I figured that the burning stench definitely must be coming from my oil furnace so I called up an oil furnace repair business for help. They told myself and others that the smell was probably just dust burning off of my oil furnace and that they would come out to inspect it the following afternoon. I did not sleep well that evening because of the smell and all my worry. It was too chilly to keep the oil furnace off all together so I set it to operate just high enough to keep the pipes from freezing. I was definitely blissful when a specialist from the oil furnace repair business held their word and came out early the next morning. He cleaned out the entire oil furnace plan that day, along with all of my ductwork. The burning smell went away after that. The specialist explained kindly to me that my oil furnace should be cleaned at least once a year to avoid this exact kind of problem and to keep my oil furnace up and working in excellent condition. I think I will start scheduling an oil furnace specialist to come out every year.