Why Does Excess Humidity Matter?

While you might think that air conditioners cool your home by blowing cool air into it; the truth is that air conditioners remove the heat and humidity from your home.  The refrigerant allows your unit to remove the heat and humidity. You may have seen the evaporator coil in your air conditioning system. There is a condensate pan just beneath the evaporator coil because the evaporator coil condenses water vapor in the air. It does this by blowing the warm air from your home over the cool evaporator coil. The cool coil pulls the moisture from the indoor air, removing it and draining it from your home via the condensate array. Humidity holds heat, so if there is excess humidity inside your home, you air conditioner has to work harder to remove it. If there is too much humidity, your AC may not be able to fully remove all the moisture, which will make your indoor air feel cool and clammy instead of cool and dry. Excess humidity can also lead to mold and mildew. If your home feels clammy and you think you might have a humidity problem, it is time to get your unit checked out. Contact us at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating at (972) 446-COOL (2665) or by logging on to to find out more. Our longevity speaks for our quality.