Why Is Your Home Still Humid Even With the Air Conditioner On?

Having the right amount of humidity is vital to your home’s comfort and family’s health. Experts recommend having your home humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent. Excessive humidity can cause discomfort and contribute to moisture-related issues, such as rot and mold, and mildew growth.

Even with your air conditioning unit on, your home may remain humid. Read on to learn why this happens. 

Your Daily Routine Affects Indoor Humidity Levels

Did you know that your daily tasks affect the humidity levels in your home? Cooking, taking a shower, running the dishwasher, and doing your laundry all contribute to excessive humidity in your space. When doing these activities, be sure to run your exhaust fans. Improving your home’s ventilation also helps in keeping your interior from being too humid. 

There Are Too Many People in Your House

Another possible reason your home stays humid even if your HVAC system is turned on is that there are too many people inside. Humans release moisture in the air through breathing and perspiration, which can also affect indoor humidity levels.

Your Air Conditioner Is Nearing the End of Its Life

If your air conditioner is approaching the end of its life, it will not function as efficiently as it used to. Older units may not do a great job of removing humidity in your home. Neglected air conditioners are also more likely to deliver poor performance. Sometimes, it’s more cost-effective to get a new AC if your existing unit has been requiring constant repairs. 

For superior heating and air conditioning services, turn to McMaster. Our experienced HVAC technicians can also help you determine the best ways to improve your indoor air quality and comfort. Give us a call at (949) 481-7995 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients around Orange County.