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How Do Air Conditioning Systems Fight Humidity?


Many people will ask our Design Air, Inc. experts if their air conditioning system helps to fight humidity. The answer? Yes, without question. In fact, this is part of the job your air conditioner does while it cools your property. How exactly does your air conditioning in Nyack, NY dehumidify? We’ll discuss that below.

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The Humidifying Process

How many times have you heard the saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”? While temperature certainly plays a role in feeling warm or cold, humidity is what makes the warm weather feel heavy, hot and sticky. This is because humidity is water in the form of moisture, and water is a conductor of heat. Therefore, when you sweat in hot, humid weather, the natural cooling process you experience in dry weather is inhibited by the moisture in the air, making you feel even more hot and sticky.

When it comes to cooling the air in your home, your air conditioner doesn’t just blow cool air into your property; the air conditioning system removes the warm air, along with the humidity, and redistributes it as cool, dry air created within your system. During the heat removal process, moisture is removed with the heat, captured in the form of water and then drained outside your home.

Benefits of Dehumidifying Your Home

There can be multiple benefits to lowering the humidity level in your property:

  • Reduction in the growth of mold and/or mildew
  • Better indoor air quality
  • Reduction in skin irritations caused by heat
  • Improved indoor comfort
  • Reduction of damage done by excessive moisture
  • Decrease in allergies/allergic reactions
  • Control over excessive condensation

Signs of Too Much Humidity

We see our fair share of hot, humid days. Here are a few indications that your property may suffer from a high level of humidity:

  • Allergy problems
  • Water stains on walls and ceilings
  • Visible moisture on windows
  • Mold growth
  • Musty odor

Humidity can make a hot day unbearable, but your air conditioning in Nyack, NY should make you cool and comfortable. If you are experiencing problems with your indoor humidity, call your Design Air, Inc. expert today to schedule an appointment.