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Dirty Sock Syndrome: What It Is, How to Prevent It

Applying a Solution That Works

In the 1970s, heat pumps were touted as the energy efficient HVAC systems of the future. New markets typically have new problems, and for heat pumps the nature of the problem related to odors. A particular foul smell was so prevalent that the moniker Dirty Sock Syndrome was coined and universally accepted.


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Maintenance Kicks Dirty Sock Syndrome

Contractors Discuss Diagnosis and Cleaning Issues

Found in both commercial and residential units, dirty sock syndrome can take a state-of-the-art heating and cooling system owner straight to their junior high gym locker days. 


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Air Meter Helps Pinpoint Causes of Foul Odors

The problem is a common one: A smell like dirty socks emanates from HVAC ducts. When the people in one facility complained, Warren Lowe, an HVAC maintenance mechanic for a major Midwest electric utility, packed up his tools and headed for the site.
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Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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