My wife and son have complained from time to time about the bleach smell that they perceive since our new HVAC system was installed. I thought they were smelling something else as I couldn' really pick it up. But lately, especially when we're experiencing rain or high humidity here in St. Louis the smell is overwhelming to me--burning my eyes. My dealer says he has no idea what could be causing it. I don't smell bleach in the sewer cover where the coil drain hose goes. However, I do smell it when I stick my nose around the evaporator. We haven't used bleach in the house or in the laundry recently either.
It's a 20 yr old frame house with a new 90+ Rheem AC and furnace installed 7/07. It intakes and exhausts air from PVC pipes on the side of the house. White Rdogers Premium elecric air cleaner and germicidal uvbulb (UVW100).
If the evaporator coil was leaking the R-410A refrigerant, could that cause the smell?
If you were me, who would you call to troubleshoot something like this? A plumber, another HVAC dealer (already did that and got same result), remodeler?