Cleaning my central air coils and drip pan....
I had a very powerful musty smell coming from my air ducks when the air-conditioner was on. I was suggested I clean my coil and drip pan for my central air unit. I looked and found it is part of the furnace. There is no access I could see. I did see an area that I might be able to unscrew but then I would also have to dismantle some ducting. I did see a plastic drip hose coming out of the furnace and it was run to a drain next to the furnace. This has got to be the drip hose for the air-conditioner.
I called the people I bought the furnace and air-conditioner from and they said they don't remember ever sending anyone out to clean the drip pan on and air-conditioner because it smelled bad. My questions are this: Is there really a drip pan in there?
and now that I have run the air-conditioner for 4 days in a row it doesn't seem to smell. the furnace guys said maybe it flushed out the gunk that was smelling? Can this be true?
Thanks for your help, I don't know if I should attempt to take apart my ducting to get at the drip pan or leave it alone because maybe it cleaned itself??? Will the smell come back now that its not running? I have had this air-conditioner for 7 years. and I run a dehumidifier in the basement where the furnace is 24/7.