You know when your home feels great and comfortable, when the air is light and you feel alright? When the humidity creeps in, it’s your AC’s number one job to take it out. But how does an AC remove moisture and pollutants from the air inside a home?
How it works
The refrigerant system in an AC unit is what removes heat and humidity from the air. It absorbs and releases heat by easily changing from a liquid to a gas and back, enabling heat transfer. This process of humidity removal is called condensation.
There are also many ways for you to improve the air quality of your home, from air purifiers to general maintenance with your air conditioner.
Keep Clean Coils
Frequently checking your coils in your AC unit is key when you are having humidity problems. When your evaporator coils are covered in dirt and dust, it makes the AC work harder to cool your house and remove the humidity and heat. This can also cause your coils to freeze or create an ice buildup. The dirt in your coils can also infiltrate the air flow, making your air quality worse and harder for you to breathe. Cleaning your evaporator coils will enable a more efficient dehumidifying process and ensure your home temperature remains comfortable.
If you find yourself sneezing, coughing and with a cold, investing in an air purifier can greatly improve your health. Air purifiers remove pollutants in the air cut down on environmental factors that lead to indoor dust issues. They also can prevent bacterial growth by removing the spores in the air.
Their purpose is to constantly circulate the air and remove any and all pollutants for the best air quality. They are also useful for removing unpleasant smells and stopping airborne germs from spreading. It is estimated that the air that you breathe indoors is two to five times dirtier than outdoors. Installing an air purification can be a major investment in your own well-being. In addition, an air purifier will likely extend the life of your AC unit. Cleaner air indoors significantly lengthens the standard life of all mechanical components within your system.
To learn more about how to improve your home’s air quality and dehumidifying process, call Champion AC today to speak with a professional.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.