Last winter, I decided to cook salmon for breakfast.
The salmon was especially fishy odoring and tasting.
The odor from our meal spread through the entire house. That night, when we observed the scent was quite strong in our study room. The following morning, the odor continued to linger in every room, i tried vacuuming, lighting scented candles and setting out boxes of baking soda, unfortunately, with the outdoor temperature in the teens, it simply wasn’t possible to open the windows and take fortune of fresh air. I finally did some research and realized that the odor had gotten into the air duct. When there’s an accumulation of dust and other debris concealed inside the ducts, it can absorb odors and spread them throughout the residing space every time the furnace starts up. This is an indication of concerns with airflow through the air duct and concerns with indoor air quality. It was entirely likely that there was dust, dander, harmful bacteria and potentially mold inside the ducts. I reached out to a local HVAC supplier that specializes in duct cleaning. After testing and inspecting the duct system, the serviceman confirmed that cleaning was necessary. The cleaning process took several minutes to complete but created no mess or disfigure. The improvement was immediately apparent, not only was the unpleasant odor eliminated but our house felt much more comfortable. The temperature from 1 room to another is now more consistent. I don’t need to vacuum or dust as often and our weekly heating bills are significantly lower, because the furnace doesn’t need to work as difficult to distribute heat, it should be more reliable.