Floridians are no strangers to humidity. The Sunshine State can frequently see humidity levels near 100%… yikes.
Needless to say, if your AC is cooling but not removing humidity, your home’s comfort level could drastically decrease.
Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Removing Humidity?
There are a few reasons why your air conditioning unit may not be removing enough humidity from your home, but here are some of the most common reasons:
The AC unit is too large: If your air conditioner’s compressor unit is too big, it may be cooling your home too quickly. While this might not seem like a problem, if your home is cooled too quickly, your dehumidifier may not be able to keep up.
The dehumidifier is running too often: Sometimes the dehumidifier may run its cycle too often and result in ineffective dehumidification. If you suspect this is the problem, try resetting the humidistat and see if the moisture dissipates.
How to Fix Your AC Not Removing Humidity in 3 Steps
Fixing an inadequate dehumidifier can usually be done relatively simply, with just a little research and DIY magic. Here are a few ways you can lower the humidity in your home yourself:
Step 1. Verify Air Conditioner is Cooling. Start by checking that the air conditioner is running appropriately by checking that the temperature is dropping normally as the system runs.
Step 2. Check for Water Leaks. If your AC is cooling but not pulling out humidity, a leak can easily be causing moisture to find its way into your home and cause excess humidity. Find the source of the moisture to make sure that nothing strange is lurking within the system.
Step 3. Adjust Dehumidifier Settings. If you cannot find the source of excess moisture, try adjusting the settings on your dehumidifier to increase the level of dehumidification.
When to Call a Professional
If you’ve tried reducing humidity levels in your home to no avail, call the experts at Performance.
It’s possible that your air conditioning system may be too large for your dehumidifier or you could have excess water seeping into your home, so call a professional today to discuss your options. One of our trained technicians will be able to quickly and effectively diagnose and repair any issues and get your home back to feeling comfortable.