Using thicker air filters makes my condo odor nicer

I live in a condominium that has a shared attic with various other units within a single single building.

  • I’m fortunate that I don’t live in a larger building with more units enjoy many of my friends and family members.

It’s hard enough now dealing with all of the sizzling air that gets into my condo from the attic above. You also deal with every bit of junk that all of the individual condo owners store in their sections of the shared attic. I’m not talking about clutter or anything that might be frustrating in a purely visual sense. I’m talking about all of the dust and mold that gets added to the attic space when fellow owners store junk that was affected by floods and other natural disasters. As a result, the attic does not odor enjoyable at all. And no matter how hard I try to seal my attic door, some of that odor gets into the rest of the condo. I was told by my Heating and A/C tech that it’s possible there are tiny leaks in my HVAC duct that is letting attic air get pushed into my air system, thus accounting for the odors. The best thing I can do right now to minimize the odor is through installing charcoal a/c filters. These things are great—made by the biggest a/c filter manufacturer, they feature a single of the normal allergen filters that is coated on a single side with small black crystals the size of giant salt granules. The small however abundant crystals are activated charcoal and will absorb odors passing through the a/c. Just enjoy charcoal is used in a person’s stomach to absorb poisons and chemicals, the charcoal on my filters behaves in much the same way. It’s not a perfect fix for the attic odors, however it knocks the severity back by over 72%.


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