How do you repair an HVAC system that is off gassing?

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A new HVAC system was installed and it is emitting a chemical odor. Just like new furniture or rug would offgas, this new system is still offgassing after 5 months. I am airing the apartment, using a portable air filter, using the exhaust fan and running an ozonator. Any suggestions to speed up the process?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jul 28, 2019

    I'd call the installer and manufacture. Does not sound right.

    • Ginny Ginny on Jul 28, 2019

      I have called both. Installer has checked it to make sure it was installed correctly. Then when using the air conditioner I had water on the floor and they came out to fix the problem. I don't have any confidence in them or the owner of the apartment complex to remedy this. There is no place to move, so I am desparate. Manufacturer is patient to talk to me but has never heard of this problem I am having. I am on my own to figure out what to do.

  • Who installed? A licensed professional? There should be no off gassing. Something is amiss and could be dangerous. Call the installer, the manufacturer and even your local building inspector. Be very very careful in the interim until the problem is properly diagnosed and remedied.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jul 28, 2019

    I'd tell the landlord that you've researched the issue and it could be a pending lawsuit. Call your local housing authority and inform them of the issue.


  • MaryDy MaryDy on Feb 04, 2021

    Honestly 5 months is too much. I think you need to change it, and better call the services. But firstly, I would recommend calling the landlord. Don't take this responsibility for yourself. Nowadays it is really difficult to find a really good qualitative worker. All the internet is full of advertisements and different offers from private faces that make this works. But just only a few of them have good qualifications and due skills that they got in specializing schools like https://www.hvacschools411.com/. Be careful and choose the best service. Of this depend on your life and safety.

  • Quick Quue Quick Quue on Feb 06, 2021

    Honestly 5 months it is too much. I think you need to change it, and better call the services. But firstly, I would recommend to call up the landlord. Don't take this responsibility for yourself. Nowadays it is really difficult to find a really good qualitative worker. All the internet is full of advertisements and different offers from private faces that make this works. But just only a few of them have good qualifications and due skills that they got in specializing schools like https://www.hvacschools411.com/. Be careful and choose the best service. Of this depend on your life and safety.

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