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I have a pungent smell in the condo. And it irritates my eyes could it be from the a/ c?

Post created: 2013-04-20 Type of Equipment: Air Conditioner Views: 115

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On 2013-04-21 JB wrote:

Possibly. Does your unit use ammonia or freon? If so a leak of either of these could be the cause and is a dangerous situation.

It could also be mold build up. This can happen during the winter when the AC unit is not being used and condensation, such as in a condensate drain pan, gets moldy and then as the weather warms it becomes worse so when the AC comes on it gives off an odor.

Also, is it a burning or electrical smell? If so you should shut it down and call in a certified HVAC tech to check it out because it may be an unsafe situation.

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