I live in a condominium that has a shared attic with several other units within 1 single building.
I’m lucky that I don’t live in a larger building with more units like many of my friends and family members.
It’s hard enough now dealing with all of the moderate air that gets into my beach house from the attic above. You also deal with every bit of junk that all of the individual beach house owners store in their sections of the shared attic. I’m not talking about clutter or anything that might be annoying 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 stink fantastic at all. And no matter how hard I try to seal my attic door, some of that stink gets into the rest of the condo. I was told by my Heating & A/C tech that it’s possible there are tiny leaks in my ductwork that is letting attic air get pushed into my air system, thus accounting for the stinks. The best thing I can do right now to minimize the stink is through installing charcoal air conditioning filters. These things are great—made by the biggest air conditioning filter manufacturer, they feature 1 of the normal allergen filters that is coated on 1 side with small black crystals the size of pressing salt granules. The small but abundant crystals are activated charcoal and will absorb stinks passing through the air conditioning. Just like 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 service for the attic stinks, but it knocks the severity back by over 80%.