How HVAC Systems Help with Humidity

People living in an area prone to the uncomfortable combination of high temperatures and high humidity know the importance of being able to find relief inside their homes. Thankfully, a properly functioning HVAC system can lower humidity and make your home much more comfortable.

Many modern HVAC systems have an evaporator coil that will condense water vapor from the air making your air conditioner unit capable of regulating humidity. When hot, moist air inside your home comes in contact with the cold evaporator coil, and the liquid is condensed and collected by the evaporator coil. The moisture collected will go into a drain that will send it outside.

Even though air conditioning units are equipped with these evaporator coils or their own dehumidifiers, it is often not enough to handle the excess moisture without being a burden on your system. KAC Express, your Houston air conditioning and heating experts, recommends having a whole-home dehumidifier installed as part of your AC unit. Dehumidifiers work with your air conditioner to pull the excess water from the air before it is sent through the air ducts in your home. With the addition of a dehumidifier, you can manage both temperature and humidity levels in your home. Dehumidifiers will also help you avoid moisture problems, such as mold growth, damage to furnishings, and respiratory issues. KAC Express has qualified technicians that can help you to fully understand the purpose of a dehumidifier and help you decide on the best one for your home and budget.

It is important to consider that your HVAC system will only be effective at controlling humidity and temperatures if it sized correctly for the amount of work it needs to do. Your system should not be too small or too big. It must have sufficient power to move cooled air throughout your home, but having a larger capacity unit than what your home requires will not necessarily produce the desired effects. Having an air conditioning unit sized appropriately for your home combined with a dehumidifier is the most efficient and reliable way to manage the moisture within your home. Call the experts at KAC Express today to discuss the best options for your home.