Jun 13, 2022

Why is my Home Still Humid with the Air Conditioning on?

Just like that, it is that time of the year again! Hot summer days and the overwhelming humidity that comes with it.

These high moisture levels can be a thriving source of viruses, bacteria and mold in your home! Experts suggest that you keep the humidity level in your home between 30-50%. Your A/C unit introduces cool air and removes moisture through condensation, which is activated by the evaporator coils in your air conditioner.

I know what you are thinking… If my A/C removes humidity, why is my home so humid with the A/C on? This could be due to several underlying causes with your HVAC system, that include but are not limited to the limited speed control of your system, an oversized HVAC unit, negative air pressure, the wrong thermostat setting, dirty evaporator coils, leaky ductwork and/or an outdated HVAC unit.

A few more causes could be geographical location, air-tightness in the home, construction material, and home design. Consider purchasing a dehumidifier under these few uncontrollable circumstances that contribute to humidity in the house, as they are highly beneficial. They work by removing excess moisture and humidity from the air. The benefits of dehumidifiers are that they help with allergies, reduce pest-related problems, control moisture levels, improve comfort, and reduces energy cost.

With all of these potential issues that cause humidity in the home, you need to contact us to set up a consultation with one of our HVAC representatives to provide proper maintenance.


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