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The last couple days there has been a bleech like smell

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throughout our house. I think...
The last couple days there has been a bleech like smell throughout our house. I think I can smell it around our furnace. What could this be? Our whole house stinks. Central air, LP furnace with electric plenum & heat pump - all new within last 3 yrs. and we do have carbon monoxide testers.
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HVAC Technician: gotoman for ac, HVAC Technician replied 1 month ago
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Is this a Trane or American Standard furnace. Russ

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No. It’s an amana
HVAC Technician: gotoman for ac, HVAC Technician replied 30 days ago

You can get a smell when you change from cool to heat from the evaporator. In HVAC it is know as Dirty Socks Syndrome. A UV lights helps with this problem. You will need a tech to check the coil. You can google dirty sock syndrome. to check to se if have the same symptoms. Usually a chemical smell that burns the eyes and nose. Nothing you can do. There are several treatments for the coil but most of the time the coil has to be changed.

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HVAC Technician: gotoman for ac, HVAC Technician replied 29 days ago

The smell is not harmful to people but it does not go away needs to be addressed. Russ

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