Living in Florida means that you need to have a good air conditioning system to stay cool. So how can you use your air conditioning system to control the humidity in your home? Here at Envirotech we wanted to put together a quick explanation of how your air conditioning system manages your home’s humidity. Give us a call if you need any kind of West Palm Beach air conditioning services like installation, repair or maintenance.
We all love the sunshine and the heat that we get here in Florida. But it can get very humid which can sometimes make the heat almost unbearable. So how does your air conditioning system keep your home’s air so nice and cool and dry?
If you’ve ever taken a cold glass outside on a hot day, then you’ve witnessed the phenomenon of condensation forming on the outside of the glass. This happens because hot air is able to hold more moisture than cold air. As the warm outside air cools against the glass, it releases its moisture which gathers on the outside of your glass.
The same thing happens with your air conditioning system as it pulls in warm, moist air from your home. Your AC pushes the warm air across a series of very cold coils which causes the warm air to release its moisture onto the coils. This strips the air of moisture which reduces the humidity in your home.
However, in order to accomplish this, your air conditioning system needs to run for extended periods of time so that it can remove the moisture from as mush air as possible.
My Home Has High Humidity: What Does This Mean?
If your home’s air is too humid, it could be from a couple of different issues. It could be that your AC is too big for your home and it is short cycling, which means that it is turning on and off again very quickly. This won’t allow it to interact with enough air in your home and it won’t remove enough moisture. The other issue could be that your home’s compressor is broken or you have low refrigerant, both of which can cause your AC to not cool the air enough and therefore prevent proper dehumidification. The third possibility is that you need a whole house dehumidifier to control the humidity of your home, since your AC can only remove so much moisture from your air.
When you need any kind of West Palm Beach air conditioning services, just contact the specialists at Envirotech Air Quality Services.