Why Is My AC Making My house Humid?

July 20, 2022
AC unit in Paxton, IL

Besides providing you with adequate cooling, AC systems are also designed to dehumidify your home, but during wet summer months, your system may not be able to keep up with the mugginess of the outdoors. If your AC system is working but your home still feels humid, there might be a few reasons this is the case. Here are some possibilities.

Your AC Doesn’t Run Long Enough

Your AC system needs to be operating for it to reduce the humidity in your home. It may not be running long enough to effectively pull sufficient moisture from your home for it to be comfortable. An AC unit that is too large for your space will turn off too quickly to dehumidify.

You Need a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

While AC systems can do a great job at dehumidifying a home, in some climates they need some help. Your home may not be comfortable unless you have an HVAC company install a whole-home dehumidifier. This device is installed in the ductwork where it can remove humidity from throughout your residence.

Your AC Needs Repairs

If your home is muggy in the summer, your AC system may need to be fixed. The system could be low on refrigerant. The condensate drain line might be clogged, or there could be another problem. An experienced technician can quickly diagnose the situation and make your home more comfortable. If you’re located in or near Paxton, IL, rely on our team at Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing for competent AC repairs.

Your AC System Is Old

As AC systems age, they are less and less able to dehumidify a home, and the equipment ages more quickly if it doesn’t get annual preventative maintenance. You may need to have a new AC system installed to deal with your home’s humidity problem.

At Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing, we repair, install, and tune up air conditioners and heaters in the Paxton area. You can also count on us for mini-splits, indoor air quality solutions, boilers, and a full line of plumbing services. We have NATE-certified technicians and an A+ rating with the BBB. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you, and we’ll schedule an appointment.

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