Air conditioner efficiency is affected by humidity because an air conditioner’s consumption is linked to the relative humidity and outside temperature. When it’s functioning correctly, an air conditioner decreases the temperature and decreases relative humidity in your house. Decreasing moisture (which is what causes this ) is essential to comfort because humidity that is high drags down the skin’s sweat.
The air conditioner simultaneously removes moisture and heat from the air. A unit that is too small for the space will have trouble generating enough cooling capacity if the humidity is too high. This means the unit runs continuously and costs more to operate without ever being able to achieve a comfortable room temperature. The room feels hotter because of the high humidity.
The evaporator’s refrigerant helps remove heat from blown air. However, this chilled coil’s outer part also causes condensation as room air moisture gets to the dew point. Also, condensation lets out heat that is taken out of the air conditioner. The result of higher humidity is more condensation, and increased condensation makes more heat that the air conditioner must work harder to remove. This ultimately raises electricity costs.
There are ways to decrease this in your home.
- Be sure you dryer is venting outside properly. If the vent is clogged and you obtain a small crack in the flex hose leading from your dryer, the humidity in your home will increase.
- Don’t dry any of your clothes indoors on any sort of line.
- Make sure your pots are covered when cooking.
- Make sure you have fans in both your kitchen and bathrooms.
- Put a ground-moisture barrier in your crawl space.
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