My husband, daughter and I are currently staying with my parents while we renovate our house. My dad just had the upstairs furnace and A/C unit replaced today and there is a terrible smell coming through the ductwork. It is giving me a headache. The technician told me that it was perfectly safe and that it would dissipate in a little bit. He explained that it was just the motor oil that is in the unit from the factory just like a "new car smell". Well, I already have a headache and I was only upstairs for about 5 minutes collecting laundry. We just had two systems installed over at our house (the one being renovated) and both of them are up and running. We NEVER got any sort of smell from them. I do not believe this guy at all.
Can anyone tell me if I should be concerned. My daughter is only 10 months old and I don't want to bring her upstairs and expose her to this.