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How Humidity Affects Air Conditioning

How Humidity Affects Air Conditioning

When there is humidity in the air, this can make you feel hotter. With humidity, it can impact your system's effectiveness. Humidity can affect your entire HVAC system, including your heating. When humidity is too high or too low, your system will have issues creating the best temperature. New HVAC systems include dehumidifiers and humidifiers to keep your humidity levels set. This helps your air conditioning system not work as hard.

An air conditioning system that has to work harder will lead to higher utility bills. Your HVAC system uses a lot of energy. When the air conditioning system is not pulling moisture out of the air, it has to work longer. You can contribute to the problem by turning the HVAC system to a lower setting. You may think it will cause the air conditioning to work better. Leaving your thermostat set on a normal setting is best to save on your energy use.

How Does Humidity Affect Air Conditioning?

Your air conditioning removes the moisture from the air and removes the heat. When humidity is too high, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep it cool. Your air conditioning may not have enough capacity to handle high humidity levels. You may find your home does not feel comfortable. Besides your home not feeling comfortable, your system could break down. This could lead to you needing an HVAC replacement.

High Humidity Signs In Your Home

You may see the following signs if you have high humidity in your home:

  • Moist feeling air. With humid air, it will feel moist. This is because your system cannot pull all the moisture out of the air. Your air conditioning may have long run times.
  • Foggy windows. With high humidity, and a system that cannot take care of it, you will have foggy windows.
  • Musty odors. Due to not being able to get rid of the humidity, it can lead to dampness in the home. This dampness can cause mold and a musty odor.

How to Treat The HVAC Problem

If you live somewhere where high humidity is constant, you will need to upgrade your system. Upgrading your system will ensure the HVAC system functions. There are dehumidifiers that can help control the humidity in your house. Install these on your HVAC system and help with high humidity. Besides getting a dehumidifier installed, you may also want to upgrade. If your HVAC system is over ten years old, you should upgrade to a new model. These new models have a more efficient air conditioning system. These systems can have a dehumidifier already installed. This will help to ensure that you can cool your home better.

Call Us Today

If you have issues with your air conditioning system, we can inspect it. Please give us a call today. At Robert Bair, we are here to make sure that your home’s humidity levels are where they should be. We will make sure that your HVAC system is functioning as it should. If you want to upgrade your HVAC system, we offer a broad variety of air conditioning units. These will help to make sure that the humidity is out of your air. While HVAC systems can be expensive, we can help you save a lot of money. We want you to have a comfortable house by upgrading your HVAC system.

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