The rotten egg smell from the HVAC installation made us almost move out and start a life elsewhere

Do you know how people joke that if they found a snake in their home, they’d move out and let the snake own the house? I do not have a problem with reptiles, I can lead them out, but my experience with our home’s cooling technology almost made me make a similar decision.

It started mildly, a smell of sewage that would come and go.

I washed everything, including the sinks and drains, but the smell grew stronger daily. I called the plumber to come to check if I had an issue in the system that I was missing because nothing I did would help with indoor comfort. The plumber decided he wouldn’t undo anything in my sewer system or those close by because I needed a cooling technician. The smell was coming from the cooling equipment. He knew this because he had tried working in the HVAC business as a cooling specialist back in college but decided it was not something he wanted to do every day. I had not yet serviced the HVAC installation, and on checking my calendar, I had missed my appointment with the cooling corporation expert by three months. That would explain why the equipment meant to help with climate control and air quality was doing the opposite. I called the local service provider because they offer quality AC service, and I was sure the issue would be sorted out within the day. Turns out there was too much dirt accumulated within the cooling unit that needed to be cleaned out. The HVAC contractor also told me that had the smell not tipped me off about my long overdue maintenance, the unit would still have had another issue. I wonder whether those with an electric heat pump have the same troubles.


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