When your home has excessive humidity, it feels hotter than it otherwise would. This condition also negatively impacts how well your air conditioning system works. There is a way to reduce humidity in your home, though, so your air conditioner can work properly.
How Does Humidity Affect Air Conditioners?
AC systems cool your home by removing heat and moisture from it. When your home is very humid, your system needs to work much harder. It may not remove enough humidity to make your home cool and comfortable.
There are signs your home is too humid. The air may feel moist and clammy. Your windows may become foggy as water vapor turns to liquid on them. You may also have a musty odor in your home. Excessive humidity makes your home and belongings damp, which produces a musty odor.
Air conditioners are rated for their cooling capacity. You may believe that you can overcome high humidity with a more powerful air conditioner. The reality is an AC system that is too powerful won’t operate long enough to remove any significant amount of humidity from your home. This is one reason why you need an AC system that is properly sized for your home.
Central Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing of Clackamas, OR can help you get the right-sized air conditioner for your home. As a Lennox Authorized Dealer, we have a wide variety of top-rated models to choose from.
The best way to combat high humidity is to have a dehumidifier installed in your HVAC system. A dehumidifier pulls moisture from the air before it enters your home’s ductwork. When paired with an air conditioner, your home will be cool, comfortable, and have an ideal humidity level.
Central Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing also repairs and tunes up air conditioners of all makes and models. We’re also a full-service heating company. Other services we provide include home energy audits and indoor air quality. Please call today to find out more.