Over the last month, after running the air conditioner
in my sonís room, we noticed that it smelled like an
is no hidden source, like a collection of cigarette
butts in his room, so the logical thing was to clean the
current air conditioner and see if it still smelled.
story short, we ran an ionizer in his room when he was
at overnight camp and bought a new air conditioner.
running the new air conditioner for two nights, the
smell is back. The air conditioner must be drawing in
smoke from the outside.
far as we know, neither neighbor on either side smokes
in the house, or in the back alley where cars are
parked. Two doors down, there are smokers, and when we
walk by the front of their house, it smells like an
A while back, we had a similar situation ó this one
involving a central air-conditioning system, and the
rowhouse neighbors actually did smoke.
I consulted suggested reasons why this might be
happening. One possibility: The smokers removed
weatherstripping from the base of their bedroom door,
and the smoke smell seeped through the gaps in the party
wall into the adjacent house.
problem involves a window air conditioner and nonsmokers
on either side, however. Iím stumped.
noticed that when Iím driving on a hot summer day, and
the air conditioning is running, and I pass someone
smoking, I can smell tobacco, but the scent disappears
odor does linger, though ó for years in a lot of
cases. Maybe it is present in your sonís room, in the
paint or the floor, and the air conditioning draws it
just guessing. Iím hoping my experts can come up with
stalls: Hereís a cleaning tip that has worked for a
inexpensive shampoo on a rough washcloth or Dobie pad to
gently clean shower doors while youíre in the shower.
Squeaky-clean hair and glass at the same time.