Do Air Conditioners Work As Dehumidifiers Also?

Do Air Conditioners Dehumidify the Air?

Living in Florida, we’re no strangers to humidity. Considering that Florida is the most humid state in the U.S., it’s important our homes are cool and comfortable so we can escape the heat and excess moisture. But if the humidity levels in your home rival those outdoors, you’ll be feeling anything but comfort. You may have heard that your air conditioning system works to dehumidify your home too – but does it really? Learn whether or not your AC dehumidifies and if you need to consider other options, here.

Your Air Conditioner and the Fight Against Humidity

Air conditioning systems are designed to keep your home cool and comfortable year round. But when your AC is engineered to remove heat from the air, it doesn’t necessarily remove moisture from the air too.

Inside of your air conditioner is an evaporator coil. This coil works in conjunction with your AC to remove heat from the air, along with moisture. As a result, the humidity in your home will decrease too. This is why you will sometimes hear drops of water in the indoor unit of the air conditioner.

Although your air conditioner works to remove some moisture from your home, air conditioners are not dehumidifiers. This means that if humidity is a problem in your home, an air conditioner is not a solution to the excess moisture.

How to Reduce Moisture in Your Home

No one wants to deal with excess moisture in their home. And while your air conditioning system may not be a solution, there are ways you can decrease the humidity in your home.

Dehumidifier: If your home is suffering from excess moisture, investing in a dehumidifier will likely be your best option. A small dehumidifier can be purchased at a hardware store and placed in a room, or an HVAC professional can install one near the area of your home that has the most moisture.

Hygrometer: A hygrometer won’t necessarily remove moisture from your home, but it can tell you when moisture levels rise. This way you can determine what is causing the increase and assess the issue.

Call the Professionals at Climate Design Today!

If you’re living with extra moisture in your home, don’t hesitate to call Climate Design today. Our team of experienced HVAC professionals will find the source of the moisture and provide the best solution for your home. Have questions? Give us a call at (888) 572-7245 or schedule your next appointment online.