Hello all,

I performed an audit the other day and one of the homeowners' largest concerns was a funky smell in the ducts that serve the upper stories (of a 3-story row home in Washington, DC). The smell is similar to that you will find in a bouse house (i.e. porta-John).

The smell came while running the heat. 

The HVAC unit for the upper stories is an air-source heat pump.

The heat pump and ducts were recently installed by the guy who was flipping the house. An HVAC permit was not pulled.

Any ideas on what may be happening? 

Thanks,

Patrick

Views: 1910

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Colin,

The HOs are super-busy around the holidays so they have not had the time yet to have me back in their house since the initial visit.

I will def follow-up after I get back into their house.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

RSS

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network.

Latest Activity

SmithWatson posted a blog post

Dealing with the 5 Most Common Furnace and Heating Problems

Most people are reminded of the furnace repair service just when the fall or winter arrives.…See More
1 hour ago
SmithWatson shared Lester Shen's blog post on MySpace
1 hour ago
w d posted a discussion

AERC testing and Solar Grates update

AERC of WCMA has been created to test the effectiveness of window attachments and to design an…See More
11 hours ago
Profile IconRob Pender, Sheldon White and jerrycarter joined Home Energy Pros
12 hours ago
Morgan M Audetat commented on Tom White's blog post Embodied Energy: Minimizing Waste with Off-Site Construction
"What is new…"
12 hours ago
Mark posted events
14 hours ago
Jim Gunshinan's video was featured

GoGreen Portland 2014: The Myth of Apathy - Renee Lertzman, Ph.D

http://portland.gogreenconference.net Renee Lertzman, PhD is the Director of Insight for Brand Cool, a marketing agency supporting a sustainable world. An internationally recognized researcher, speaker, author, instructor and thought leader in…
15 hours ago
Jim Gunshinan posted a video

GoGreen Portland 2014: The Myth of Apathy - Renee Lertzman, Ph.D

http://portland.gogreenconference.net Renee Lertzman, PhD is the Director of Insight for Brand Cool, a marketing agency supporting a sustainable world. An internationally recognized researcher, speaker, author, instructor and thought leader in…
15 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service