Monmouth County can experience some humid days in the summer, and a highly functioning A/C can greatly increase the comfort of your home. For this reason, you should do everything you can to keep your A/C keeping up with humidity. There are several steps you can take to keep your home comfortable and free of excessive moisture.
An air conditioner takes heat from the air and converts it to condensation. If the air is unusually humid, there will be a high amount of condensation produced. As a result, your system is forced to work more on removing moisture from the air, and spends less energy on cooling your home. If you have your thermostat set to a cool temperature but your home still feels warm, it is possible that high humidity is the problem and there is no malfunction in your system.
One way to prevent high humidity from affecting your A/C is to keep the humidity level in your home as low as possible. There are several ways to do this:
- Make sure you have proper ventilation in your bathroom and laundry room
- Use the kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans as needed
- Run your A/C early in the day
- Close the doors and windows in your home during the day
- Close the window shades when the sun is shining on the windows
- Check and seal any leaks in the air ducts of your system
- Run a dehumidifier if the humidity level remains high
If you want more information on helping your A/C keeping up with humidity, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. Serving Monmouth County and its surrounding areas, we offer heating, cooling and plumbing services.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home humidity and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.