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October 1, 2019

Why is My Air Conditioner Not Removing Humidity?

air conditioner not removing humidity

While a home air conditioner’s primary function is to keep you cool during the summer season, these systems are also designed to strip moisture from the indoor air. Excess moisture feels hotter and can lead to mold buildup, causing damage to your home and putting you and your family’s health at risk. Is your air conditioner not removing humidity? In this article, the experts at Gold Star Services explore common reasons why and how we can resolve these issues.

We have always been committed to quality work and excellent customer service. Our technicians will visit your home, use their expertise and cutting-edge technology to diagnose your HVAC system, and repair your system in record time. Contact us at 1-302-947-8694 to get started.

Air Conditioner Not Removing Humidity? Find Out Why

Let’s explore a few reasons why your cooling equipment is not removing humidity from your home:

  1. You Have Dirty Evaporator Coils

As with many other HVAC issues, the culprit may be a dirty evaporator coil. This is the part of your unit – in combination with refrigerant – responsible for dehumidifying and cooling incoming air. Over time, particularly if you are using old air filters, the coil can become caked in dust and grime, inhibiting its ability to strip moisture from the air.

To clean the coils, first switch off your system. Then, remove the screws keeping the access panel in place. You can find the location of this panel in your air conditioner’s manual. Mix a mild detergent with water in a spray bottle. Then, spray the coil with a spritz of the cleaner and use a cloth to wipe away the grime. Calling a professional HVAC service is the best way to ensure that the coils are cleaned thoroughly and correctly.

  1. Your System Is Short-Cycling

When buying an air conditioner, it’s important to get a unit that is the right size for your home. Too small, and the system won’t be able to cool your home; too large, and your cooling equipment might start short-cycling. Short-cycling is when your unit keeps switching on and off, interrupting the preferred long, steady cooling-down cycle. The result: your air conditioner is unable to dehumidify your home effectively.

Our pros can visit your property to help determine whether your AC unit is not the right size. If you need new air conditioning, we will provide suggestions on the best cooling equipment for your needs, space, and budget.

Contact Us Today for Prompt, Effective AC Repair

Is your air conditioner not removing humidity? Our experts are here to help. Whether you need repairs or a replacement system, Gold Star Services will ensure your issues are resolved in record time. Call 1-302-947-8694 to find out more.

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