The sticky Florida summers are known to leave residents sweating it out. You may retreat indoors for some relief, but air conditioning issues can leave the A/C not removing enough humidity from the air.
Why Is Your A/C Not Removing Enough Humidity?
While you may be worried that your air conditioning isn’t working, the reason your system may be inadequately removing moisture from the air could be weather-related. Florida humidity tends to be high, and your air conditioner has the job of reducing humidity while cooling your home. On particularly humid days, it’s common for cooling systems to be unable to reduce indoor humidity thoroughly. The result is sticky air that may make your home uncomfortable even if the temperature is lower than it is outdoors.
Removing Humidity From Your Home
You can help reduce your air conditioner's workload when it comes to removing humidity from the air. Here are some ways to reduce indoor humidity to keep your home comfortable this summer:
- Keep your home closed up on the most humid days.
- Use exhaust fans installed in the bathroom when taking a shower.
- If you’re cooking on the stove, be sure to use the exhaust fan to reduce moisture from steam.
- Have the crawl spaces in your home sealed to avoid allowing moisture from the ground to come indoors?
- Be sure that the dryer vents outdoors instead of letting moisture into your home.
- Use a dehumidifier on particularly humid days.
- Opt for house plants that are able to sap moisture from the air. Ferns are ideal when you’re trying to achieve the goal of lower indoor humidity.
Turn to the Professionals
If you need help because of an issue with your A/C not removing enough humidity in your home, it’s time to call in the professionals. SSI is a Sanford HVAC company that employs experienced technicians who are ready to offer friendly services. Contact SSI to learn more about why your air conditioning system is leaving your home sticky and uncomfortable.
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