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How Your Air Conditioner Helps Beat the Humidity

You know that your air conditioner lowers the temperature in the room, but did you know that it also helps to battle high levels of humidity? When there is too much moisture in the air, you just can’t get comfortable. Your body’s natural way of cooling down is sweating, but that sweat must be able to evaporate. The water vapor in the air makes this difficult, which is why many people describe feeling hot and sticky on a humid day.

Humidity Control: How It Works

Did you know that air conditioners were first designed to help beat humidity, not to cool down a home? During the cooling process, moisture from the air moves into a drain pan and drains through a pipe that leads out of your home.

Refrigerant cools down your home by absorbing heat from the air. This occurs as it evaporates inside of a coil in your blower unit and warm air blows past the coil. The coil cools down during this process, and condensation collects on the outside of the coil. This condensation then drips into a condensate pan and continues on to leave your system.

Do You Need Additional Indoor Air Quality Control?

On a particularly humid day, you might have to run your air conditioner for an extra long time in order to feel cooler. The setting on the thermostat may seem adequate, but you might feel as though the room is a few degrees warmer than the temperature reading. For these days, a whole-home dehumidifier comes in handy. This is a system you should have a technician install. It works with your HVAC system to remove excess humidity without wasting a lot of energy.

When you call the experts at AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co., you can count on quality work at a fair price. Call us today for air conditioning installation or service in Savannah, GA.

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