When an air conditioner runs a cooling cycle, one of the natural by products of cooling the air is that the humidity or moisture in the air is removed at the same time. When you notice that your air conditioner isn’t removing the humidity in the air, there is a problem somewhere within the cooling system. Hal Mechanical will share why the air conditioner would fail to remove the humidity in the air and what must be done to correct the problem.
Dirty Evaporator Coils
When the air conditioner runs a cooling cycle, it is the evaporator coil that cools and at the same time removes the moisture from the air. The moisture collects on the evaporator coil, which then drips down into the condensate drain. When the evaporator coils become dirty, it can develop a nasty grime like blanket that covers the coils. When the evaporator coils become dirty, they cannot cool the air or remove humidity. Often the home will feel both warmer and humid. When the air conditioner isn’t cooling properly, or there is humidity inside your home indoor air, most likely the evaporator coils need to be cleaned. When the evaporator coils are dirty, it is best to have them cleaned by a professional HVAC technician to ensure they are cleaned properly and thoroughly.
Low Refrigerant Levels
It is not just the evaporator coil that removes the humidity but it is also the refrigerant. Working together both the refrigerant and evaporator coil cools the air and removes the humidity. When you have humid air inside your home, this may be a sign of a refrigerant leak. The refrigerant line can spring a leak, or a leak can develop in other areas of the air conditioner. When the refrigerant is low, it can only be caused by a refrigerant leak. When you suspect that your air conditioner has a refrigerant leak, you will want to call an HVAC technician. The technician will look for the site of the leak and repair it. Afterward, they will recharge the refrigerant to restore your air conditioner cooling system.
Air Duct Leaks
When the air conditioner is properly working and doing its job, yet your home is feeling humid, then the moisture is entering the home through another way. The air ducts may have developed a leak where the moisture from inside the attic is getting sucked through the site of the leak and entering into the home. The air ducts should be thoroughly inspected and repaired. Another possible source of the humidity can be due to leaks in the doors or windows. You may need to have the door and window weather stripping repaired or the framing resealed to keep the humid air out of the home.
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When your air conditioner isn’t removing the moisture from the air and the inside of the home has heavy humid air, have your cooling system checked. Humidity is often a symptom of a problem with your air conditioner. When you need HVAC services, contact Hal Mechanical today.