Does your house feel humid even when the air conditioner is running? A well-functioning cooling system should cool your home and eliminate excess moisture to avoid humidity indoors. High humidity levels indoors can affect your air conditioner’s effectiveness and your family’s health. Here are some reasons why your AC unit makes your house humid, the causes, and how you can deal with them.
Dirty Air Filters
Air conditioners ought to remain clean for them to operate appropriately. Air filters prevent dirt and dust from getting into the cooling system. Thus, they accumulate debris and dirt over time, which could clog them. Failure to regularly change or clean the air filters can cause the AC unit to make your home humid.
AC Is Too Big
An oversized air conditioning unit causes short cycling, a common cause of high humidity levels while the system runs. Short cycling means the refrigerant cycle is not complete because the air conditioner is too big for your household. Thus, the system attains the set temperature too fast, making it unable to extract the excess moisture. You need an HVAC specialist to help you choose the right AC unit size to meet your cooling needs and avoid a humid home.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
The indoor AC unit contains the evaporator coil, which eliminates heat and humidity from the house. A frozen or dust-clogged evaporator blocks airflow through the unit, preventing it from removing humidity. If the refrigerant flowing through your evaporator coil is not enough, then that might prevent the coil from extracting moisture and heat from your indoor air.
Holes or cracks in the ductwork allow air to escape and moisture to enter your house. Consequently, it causes indoor humidity levels to increase, even when the AC is running. Hire an expert to inspect your leaking ductwork and repair it to reduce humidity levels and make your home more comfortable.
We have a team of licensed professionals to repair your AC unit and help keep your home comfortable. Our specialists are well-known throughout Southwest Florida for providing heating repairs, maintenance services, and home automation systems. Call Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc today for professional and quick help if your AC unit is making your home too humid.