We live in a one story home that has a central 4-ton hvac unit.
Recently I've noticed that after the A/C kicks on, I get a heavy dose
of a smoke smell. Badly enough to where my eyes(burning) and
mouth/throat are affected.
There are smokers in the house but no one actually smokes inside, only
on the patio.
And last week we had company that were HEAVY smokers(stronger
ciggarettes too), all smoked on patio only.
I thought that their smoke might be traveling inside the attic from
the soffit vents around the perimeter of house and into the a/c system
from poss. vent leaks in attic.
So I closed up all the soffit vents along that side of the house and
created new ones on the opposite side of the house. STILL, the problem
Thought maybe the smoke is coming in from openings in siding?
I even went upstairs into attic expecting to see it full of smoke, but
have yet to find any(using a hi-beam narrow light).
Is it possible for the smoke to have lined/coated the a/c's
ventilation system so that everytime it runs the smoke smell causes my
eyes to burn?
I also read in this ng that some folks have had a failing blower motor
cause smoke to go into the system. Could that cause these same
thanks for any suggestions!
Could well be a failing motor in the air handler in the attic.
It may not be getting hot enough (yet!) to produce visible smoke in
the airstream out of the registers.
If you're not experienced opening the air handler and working
on motors, etc., get a pro out real soon.
You said your guests were smoking " Stronger ciggaretts too" Of course
the illegal kind. So if youve been smelling it for a while when you
turn On the AC doesnt make sense youd be cutting holes in the attic
rather than looking at the AC. Maybe youve been smoking to many Strong
Buy a pack of cigs, smoke them, and you problems are over.
Cig smoke does not burn your eyes. Maybe you have a much more serious
problem, such as an electrical fire about to happen. or else you
suffer from paranoia and mental illness.
Either way, get professional help, and smoke a cig while you call the
experts to help relax you.
On 17 Nov 2003 00:53:41 -0800, email@example.com (jan) wrote:
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.