Can an Air Conditioner Dehumidify Your Home?

When the air in your home is too humid, you usually just turn down the settings on the air conditioner. Air conditioning systems help to dehumidify, because the refrigeration process naturally gets rid of some of the moisture in the air. But is this all you need to get rid of the moisture in your home that’s often such a drag on your comfort? Is there a better solution? We think there is. Check out our guide to find out more!

An air conditioner can dehumidify—for a price

Yes, an air conditioner does dehumidify your home. Condensation forms on a coil within the indoor unit as the AC system runs, as moisture from the air condenses and drips to a drainage system beneath it.

However, it’s certainly not the most cost-effective way to go about dehumidifying. You spend a lot of money to both cool your home and bring down moisture levels to an acceptable level. Even though the temperature is just fine, you have to keep lowering the temperature to feel comfortable, which raises your bills.

Whole-home dehumidifiers are often the best choice

A dehumidifier will cost you, but it’s an investment. You’ll feel more comfortable without a major increase to your monthly bills for years to come. A dehumidifier works in a similar manner to an air conditioner, collecting condensation as warm humid air blows over it. However, it won’t use as much energy as a central air conditioner does.

You will, however, need an expert to install your whole-home dehumidifier. An HVAC specialist can see that it is fitted into place and that it doesn’t interfere with the air conditioner, but rather works with it to keep you comfortable.

Looking to dehumidify your Ponte Vedra home? Give AC Designs Inc. a call. We will deliver above your expectations!