Does the air in your Norfolk, VA, home feel humid and uncomfortable? If so, it’s possible your air conditioner isn’t performing its best. Here are three ways your AC system may be responsible for your humid home:
Air Conditioner is the Wrong Size
An AC unit that’s too big or too small for your home will perform inefficiently. You’ll notice the unit fails to cool or dehumidify your home as it should.
Load calculation is necessary for getting the correct-sized AC unit. A qualified and licensed HVAC technician can determine load calculation. You’ll then know what sized AC unit is best for your home. If you need a new AC installation, let our technicians handle it. We perform precise cooling load calculations.
AC System is More Than 15 Years Old
An AC unit lasts between 10 to 15 years. Over time, normal wear and tear affects how well the air conditioner controls humidity. Even with regular AC maintenance, the wear and tear takes its toll.
You may need to repair or replace your AC unit. Determine if the repair will cost less than a replacement. That will help decide which option is the best choice.
Ductwork that has several air leaks will affect your home’s humidity. In this case, your AC unit isn’t directly responsible for the mugginess.
Consider getting a ductwork inspection. If your ductwork has air leaks, the inspection will pinpoint the problem areas. And if your ductwork isn’t the problem, that’s one less thing to worry about.
Fix High Humidity in Your Norfolk, VA, Home
BAJA Heating & Cooling is your place for HVAC services in Norfolk, VA, and the surrounding areas. We can help you discover if your AC unit is causing your home’s high humidity. Get in touch with us today to improve the air and comfort in your home.
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