Even as temperatures drop, the humidity can make it seem as though it’s way hotter than it really is. When you get indoors, it’s not much better. While your air conditioner does help to dehumidify, you typically have to run it for a very long time before it really makes a dent in your comfort—and by then, your home is cooler than you need it. What can you do to get the problem under control?
Replace Your Air Filter
In humid areas, it’s even more important to change the air filter each and every month—no matter what. A dirty air filter won’t let enough air in, which means the humid air cannot condense on the coil inside of your air conditioning system, resulting in a more humid home.
In addition, high levels of humidity makes your air conditioner more likely to freeze—if the air filter is dirty. Since there won’t be enough warm air moving over the coil, condensation that has collected outside of the evaporator coil can freeze, which can damage the AC system.
Don’t Leave the AC’s Fan On
Your thermostat likely has a setting for “fan on” or “fan only.” Many people leave the fan on hoping that this will help to cool the home, but this simply isn’t the case. The fan setting alone can’t really cool you home, and it might worsen humidity issues. Any moisture left behind on the evaporator coil can spread around to your home, which is why we recommend against using the fan only for a more comfortable home.
Consider a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
Whole-home dehumidifiers help you to feel more comfortable, removing moisture from the air without using as much energy as a standard air conditioner. Often, you don’t need to run the air conditioner—it dehumidifies while leaving your home a lot colder than you need it. A whole-home dehumidifier resolves this issue, eliminating issue with the chill or the high bills.
AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. does quality work at a fair price. Call our team for AC and dehumidifier services in Savannah, GA.