When your air conditioner isn’t working effectively, you may experience high humidity levels and stuffiness in your home. Too much AC humidity does not only make your home feel uncomfortable but can also affect your respiratory health. If this is your current situation, here are some reasons and possible solutions.
Unusual Humidity Outside
The air outside sometimes gets excessively humid, and your AC might not be able to keep up with it. If the humidity is high outside, there’s more moisture for the air conditioner to remove. It might take longer than usual or make it difficult for your AC to eliminate it completely. You can keep windows and doors closed to avoid outside air from coming in and assist the air conditioner in dehumidifying your indoor air.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
If the evaporator coils have frost, they are unable to perform their role of removing humid air from your indoors. A service technician can inspect the AC and remove the frost safely. You can prevent frozen evaporator coils with regular maintenance.
The AC Is Too Large
AC sizing is vital to the system’s effectiveness. If the unit is oversized for your home, it will short cycle and not remove enough humidity from your home. It might cool the temperature in your home but fail to fully dehumidify it. Hire an AC expert from Shield Comfort Heating and Cooling to inspect the system and ensure it’s the correct size. Replacement maybe necessary to achieve proper dehumidification.
Leaky ductwork allows air to escape and moisture to enter your home through the holes or cracks. Consequently, the humidity levels indoors increase even when the AC is running. Schedule a ductwork inspection if you suspect leaks and ask for them to be sealed. This not only prevents uncomfortable humidity levels, but also saves you money on your energy bill.
Our team can assist you with cooling installation, maintenance, and repair as well as indoor air quality solutions. We also specialize in mini-splits, heat pumps, and duct cleaning to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. Call Shield Comfort Heating & Cooling for prompt and affordable air conditioning services in Columbus, Avon and surrounding areas of Indiana. We look forward to hearing from you!