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Your Air Conditioner Can Fight Against the Humidity

We don’t have a lot of humid days in our part of the country, but there is always a level of humidity to deal with wherever you live, particularly during the summer months. One of the many great benefits of having an air conditioner in Denver is that it removes both heat and humidity. Cooling the air without removing the moisture in it can create an atmosphere just as uncomfortable as warm, humid air. APC Plumbing & Heating has been helping customers with their air conditioning since 1984, and we’ll explain below how your AC helps fight humidity.

Evaporator Coils

There are two sets of coils in your air conditioner: the condenser coils and the evaporator coils. The condenser coils release the heat from your indoors to the outdoor air while the evaporator coils absorb the heat from your indoor air. As the evaporator coils absorb the heat, the air above the coils chills, and your indoor blower blows this cool air into your home. But a second process occurs with the evaporator coils at the same time: when the warm air from your indoors comes into contact with the cooled evaporator coils, water from this warm air condenses. This moisture drains to the condensate tray, and then leaves your home via the condensate pipe.

Proper AC Sizing Is Important

One of the ways in which the dehumidifying process can be interrupted is with the installation of an air conditioner that is too big for your home. Removing the heat and humidity from your home is a process that is controlled by temperature. With an oversized AC, your home cools too quickly and proper dehumidification can’t take place. This can leave your indoors feeling cool and clammy.

There is no point to installing an air conditioner that doesn’t also properly dehumidify your home. One of the best ways to ensure that you have an AC that is correctly sized is to work with experts from the beginning of your purchase to the end of installation. APC Plumbing & Heating NATE-certified technicians can help you with the sizing, choosing and installation of a new AC in Denver. Call us today and let us help you fight the heat and humidity.

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