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Old 06-06-05, 22:45
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Default Carbon Monoxide poisoning from a window-type air conditioner

Is this possible? I know it is with furnaces and central air...But I did some research and I could find nothing which pointed to window air conditioners as a source of Carbon Monoxide.

Anyone know?

I ask because I've been having some problems with my unit, and have been wondering about any sort of chance Carbon Monoxide may find its way in here. I know nothing of air conditioning units, so any insight would be immensely appreciated.
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Default Re: Carbon Monoxide poisoning from a window-type air conditioner

Not possible. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burning, and nothing is burning in a pure A/C unit.
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Not possible. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burning, and nothing is burning in a pure A/C unit.
Oi. I knew there was a reason the logical explanation elluded me.

I hated Chemistry.

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CO2 no, mold and mildews yes... be sure and take it apart every year and clean the muck and sludge from the insides as well as the fins. disinfect it as well. i had bad allergies until we started cleaning out ours...
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CO2 no, mold and mildews yes... be sure and take it apart every year and clean the muck and sludge from the insides as well as the fins. disinfect it as well. i had bad allergies until we started cleaning out ours...
Thanks for the suggestion, but I'd be more than happy to let the maintenance crew here at my apartment complex take care of that one.
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