One of the most important features that separates central air conditioners from portable AC units is the fact that they can dehumidify your home while they cool. This is great and can help your home stay much more comfortable – unless your AC stops dehumidifying! If your air conditioner no longer dehumidifies your home, the result could be more than just uncomfortable rooms – your food could spoil, your wood could rot and your home could develop into a breeding ground for mold and mildew!
Why Doesn’t Your Air Conditioner Dehumidify?
If your air conditioner doesn’t provide dehumidification, it’s usually not the result of a faulty AC unit. It’s more likely that your air conditioner is simply too big for the space it’s trying to cool! When it comes to air conditioners, bigger is NOT better – in fact, an air conditioner that is too big for the space it’s in will cool that space too quickly, resulting in cold and clammy air that isn’t much more comfortable than the hot outdoor air!
How to Dehumidify Your Home
If your air conditioner doesn’t provide dehumidification, there are a few steps you can take to fix this. The first and most effective thing you can do is hire a professional air conditioner serviceman to come out and survey your home to figure out what size air conditioner you need, taking into account the size of your home as well as the amount of light and shade you get, the number of people in your home, etc. Once you figure out how large an air conditioner you’ll need, you can choose a high efficiency AC guaranteed to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long.
If you’re not ready to install a new air conditioner in your home, you may want to install a dehumidifier to supplement the AC. There is no harm in running an air conditioner and a dehumidifier at the same time, especially if your air conditioner doesn’t provide dehumidification. When used properly, dehumidifiers can pull as much as 50 gallons of moisture out of the air per day!
If you have an oversized air conditioner that doesn’t dehumidify your home and leaves it feeling like a swamp, don’t wait another day – call All Seasons Heating & Cooling for air conditioner replacement today!