I am renting a bottom floor condo which is a 4-plex. The property consists of 20 of these 4 plexes.
For the past few months the owner above me has been running several machines through-out his entire unit, which emit 2 heavy smells. One is a floral fragrance and the other smells like burning nuts.
He does this 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. The machines vibrate and produce an oily residue, which lingers in my clothes, skin, hair, kitchen appliances, furniture and electronics. The smell makes me dizzy, nauseous and causes some pretty mean headaches.
I found out that the machines are somehow being fed into the forced air heating system and pulsate the fragrances through the ducting. Then out my heating vents. When speaking with the property management co., they seem baffled by what he is doing, since there is not a mold or leakage problem.
Just a bit of gossip: the guy is said to be a real jerk and has no HVAC background or experience. In the beginning, we used to joke that he might have a dead body up there and was trying to hide the scent ... hmmmm ... nahhh !!!!! lol
Is this normal? and does anyone know what kind of machines these could be and why he may be using them in a 900 sq foot condo? Also, is this harmful to my health?
Sorry for not being educated in the HVAC area, I just didn't know where to turn for advice.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.