High humidity within your home can increase your energy bills, damage your furniture and the interior of your home, and pose a significant health risk for those with respiratory diseases. Identifying if your home has become too humid and then taking steps to reduce that humidity can allow you to reduce the adverse effects of high interior humidity.
Dehumidifiers work by sucking air over a cold metal coil, which causes the water in the air to rapidly condensate, removing it from the air. Dehumidifiers can either be portable or centrally installed. Centrally installed units work on the same principle as your air conditioning units, and can be turned on and off with a thermostat. Portable models are much cheaper, but can only service a single room at a time. The work by plugging into a common wall outlet, and have buckets in them that you have to periodically empty so that they can continue to work.
My name is Maura, and I am certified in HVAC installation and repair. I have many clients who call me in a panic because they have turned on their air conditioners and nothing has happened. Your air conditioning technician will get to you as soon as possible, but there are some steps you can take while you are waiting. You might just find that you are able to fix the problem on your own, although you will still want to have a professional assess the situation. In this blog I will take you through some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working and show you some easy temporary solutions.