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Old 06-22-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Dirty Sock Syndrome


I didn't find a thread for this topic, though I am new here. I believe my Heil unit (1997 model - but most major parts replaced recently - did I mention that it's a Heil?) has DSS due to a foul odor coming from the floor registers. Our recent weather has been cold then unseasonably warm, then cold again, and now sweltering, so the heat/air cycles have seen lots of use. Most recently, when temps got to the high 80s, turned on the air and received a stinky surprise. We have checked crawlspace to be sure there is no lurking animal, etc. A friend mentioned DSS and I have done some research, but was very confused by many comments, but few solutions. Anyone had experience with this issue? Thanks.

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Dirty Sock Syndrome


If it smells moldy then I would suspect some kind of fugal growth. Could be in your air handler or ducts as a result of poor drainage or moisture from the house condensing in ducts during the winter.

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