If you’ve lived in at least a single condo component in your life, you’ll know what I’m referring to when I talk about the air handler closet. It’s the a single closet in the condo that has a metal door, instead of wood or any other material. This closet is where the air handler is kept, which is the interior portion of a split air conditioner… Normally, the closet for the air handler is just big enough to apartment the handler and possibly the water heater. You could use the space for storage, but I wouldn’t suggest it – here’s why, last summer, I used the air handler closet to store a few folding chairs and some tarps for outdoor use… My a/c idea coincidentally started to put out worsening air quality each morning since I put those things in the closet, but I never made the lincoln in our head! Eventually, after several months of a gradual decline in our indoor air quality, the air conditioning idea completely died on me. I had no plan what caused this, until a certified heating and air conditioning worker came to the condo on behalf of the property management. The first place she looked was, of course, the air handler closet. When she saw the tarps and chairs blockading the air handler, she couldn’t help however laugh! She turned to me, explaining that this was a sizable no-no when tending to the heating and a/c idea in an apartment. “You’re lucky”, she explained, “this could have caused dire water destruction in your apartment!” Apparently the drip pan for the air conditioning idea was also in this closet, and it was full to the brim with condensate from the a/c unit, but she was right – I definitely was lucky this didn’t get worse!