It almost sounds like the start to a joke, doesn’t it?
Well, when I run the central air in my house, it gives the house a musty smell. It’s noticable enough that when you come in from outside, you say “jeesh, it kinda smells in here.” 10 minutes later you don’t notice it anymore. You can smell it coming through the vents…it’s definitely related to the AC.
Some other background info:
There is no smell at all when the heat runs, this is strictly an AC phenomenon.
The AC was serviced/recharged last summer. I don’t remember a smell last summer, but my wife ASSURES me that the smell was there too.
We run 2 dehumidifiers in the basement and empty them daily.
We have not had the ducts cleaned recently.
So, what do you all think? TIme for a service call, a duct cleaning, or both??