Odor from AC Vents

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by tate16t, May 12, 2011.

  1. tate16t

    tate16t Member

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    There is a musty odor coming from two of my AC vents in my living room which are located in the ceiling of my home. I have a very old (10+yrs old) Central AC unit and compressor. I haven't turned it on yet this season. The only thing I’ve done directly related to my AC unit is remove the protective cover from my compressor that I apply every winter. What could be causing this odor?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    In stand-alone a/c units, I have seen evaporator cores covered with mold from condensation. Sounds like a good time for a complete inspection.
     
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  4. tate16t

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    Thank you very much for your response.
     
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