Why Is My Dehumidifier Not Removing Humidity?

My Dehumidifier Doesn't Collect Water

Floridians know just how annoying it is living with the humidity. Not only does it make us feel hotter, it damages our homes and affects our health. So, when our AC’s dehumidifier suddenly stops doing its job, we notice it pretty quickly. You may be left scratching your head asking yourself why your AC is running, but your home is still humid. Before you can fix the problem, it’s important to understand what exactly is causing your humidity so you can pinpoint the problem.

Dehumidifier Doesn’t Collect Water?

If your AC is running fine, but there is still humidity in your home, then it might not be your systems fault. There may just be too much humidity for it to handle. Living in a coastal area, like the areas in Florida, means that we automatically have extra humidity in our homes. However, excess water sources may add too much humidity. Showering, dishwashing and other activities may add to your home’s humidity levels. If you believe the problem is too much humidity, then simply adding an extra dehumidifier may help your home.

When Your Air Conditioner is at Fault

Sometimes, there is a mechanical error that stops your AC’s dehumidifier from working. In this case, you will want to have a technician come over and inspect your unit. However, it may also be a sizing or user error:

  • Your AC is too big. If your air conditioner is too big for your home, then it will cool down your house very quickly. While this may sound like a great thing, it may be what’s affecting the humidity. When the AC cools quickly, it switches off before it has finished dehumidifying the air. This leaves you with a cold, humid house.
  • The Dehumidifier runs too much. If your system is running too often, this may also be the problem. Dehumidifiers that run constantly won’t work properly. Try setting your system to run less and see if this clears up your humidity woes.

If you’ve tried just about everything and your home still feels as humid as the tropics, then it may be time to call in the professionals. At Engineered Air, our team of highly trained NATE certified technicians know how to cure your home of excess humidity. Give us a call today, and let us take care of all your heating and cooling needs.