Humidity Control: 4 Reasons Your AC System Is Falling Short
There are a variety of reasons for humidity control. Certain viruses, including COVID, thrive in very high humidity conditions. It’s also more difficult for our bodies to feel cooler when humidity levels are high.
Your air conditioning system is supposed to be helping to manage the humidity in your home. But if you find it’s not coming through for you, there could be many reasons. Let’s get to the bottom of it!
Reason #1: Oversized Air Conditioning System
It’s not the physical size of the equipment that matters but rather the cooling capacity. When an AC’s cooling capacity exceeds the needs of the home, it turns on and off more frequently. This prevents the system from running long enough to remove humidity from the air.
Reason #2: Single-Speed
Most modern air conditioning systems use a variable-speed motor. This allows it to run at multiple speeds and conserve energy while better managing humidity. Single-speed models will run into similar issues that oversized equipment does, running in quick, short bursts.
Reason #3: Negative Air Pressure
Poor ventilation system design can lead to negative air pressure. Essentially this means the system is venting too much air away from the space. As a result, the air tries to balance itself by drawing more outside air – even if that outside air is hot and muggy.
Reason #4: Old and Outdated Equipment
As any air conditioning system ages, parts wear out and it runs less efficiently. This doesn’t just affect temperature control! It also impacts the equipment’s ability to manage humidity.
What’s the solution?
If you do find yourself struggling with humidity control, give us a call! We’ll come and assess your air conditioning equipment and ensure it’s working adequately for your household’s needs.