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Old 01-10-2015, 08:49 AM   #1
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hi i have a forced hot air furnace and i have a black ash build up on the outside of my furnace and inside my furnace room i vacumed it up but its back any thoughts on whats causing it and how to fix it?
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Oil fired? Sounds like the furnace and burner need a thorough cleaning and adjustment including an evaluation of the chimney draft.
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is this an older furnace with baffles on top ..Iam talking maybe 30yrs old...gas picture would help..
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yes it is oil fired
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yes it is an old furnace and not sure about the baffles
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You should get it properly serviced by a licensed oil tech. He should use a combustion analyzer to set it properly. If it is not burning cleanly and producing black soot then that lowers it's efficiency drastically and increases your oil consumption and $$ cost dramatically. He can see where the soot is coming from at that time. The chimney may need cleaning and inspecting also. Oil like gas can produce CO Carbon monoxide so you don't want that in your house either.
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