Summers in Georgetown, TX are stiflingly hot, but they also feature high humidity that can turn your home into a swamp. A dehumidifier is the easy solution to that problem, and obviously that’s the primary job that a dehumidifier does in your home. But did you know that it can also help your air conditioner do its job better? High humidity can create a lot of strain in your AC system, leading to higher monthly bills and an increased risk of repair. What kind of strain, specifically? Here’s a breakdown of 3 of the most common.
1. Ice on the Coils
Ice can form on the evaporator coils because of low refrigerant levels and similar issues, but it can also form when excess humidity in the air condenses and freezes against the coils. The ice insulates the air against the refrigerant in the coils, making it harder for your system to do its job. Over time, that can lead to a cascading series of failures, leading to a significant breakdown.
2. Drip Pan Issues
The drip pan collects condensate and removes it safely from the system. That condensate can overwhelm the pan if high humidity gets involved. Overflow can damage other components in the system, and while some air conditioners will simply shut the system off if that danger exists. That said, you still need to get the issue repaired before your system will run again.
3. We Feel Hotter
High humidity affects our body by preventing sweat from evaporating off of our skin, making us feel hotter than it actually is. That means we’ll run our air conditioners longer, and raise our rates accordingly. By lowering the humidity levels, we can feel cooler in our homes, and the AC will reap the benefits.
Call Intelligent Air Services for dehumidifier installation and repair.