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Odor in my home

When I return home after an absence of a few days, I notice a smell which I wouldn't consider as grossly foul, but chemical or even mechanical, if that makes sense! When I am at home it seems to almost diaappear. After short absences, I notice the odor but not as strong.

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There may be mildew on the condensor (the big radiator inside the attic) and/or the water drip tray underneath it may not be fully draining causing the odor.
Your senses get "used" to the odor. Your brain will mask it so that you will be able to sense other odors.

Replace the return air filter more often. clean the airway taht the filter covers. Spray Lysol will help temporarily.
You must check the condensor & water drip pan.


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