You depend heavily upon the integrity of your air conditioning system to deliver clean, cool air throughout your home on a daily basis during the summer months. Air conditioners are generally built to last; they are built of sturdy components are designed to withstand damage. However, some problems are inevitable. Among the various problems that you may encounter with the operation of your AC concerns high levels of humidity. Moisture is a necessary component of comfortable air, of course, but in high amounts, this can lead to microbiological growth and system damage. A damp or wet air filter is a common issue in air conditioning, but it needs to be properly diagnosed to find the root of the issue. In today’s post, we’d like to look at this issue more closely. Call the Havertown air conditioning repair experts at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. for service.
Let’s take a look at two potential reasons why your air filter is damp:
- Condensation: The most common reason for this is due to the condensation caused by the thermal interaction of the evaporator coil and warm indoor air. Your evaporator coil circulates cool, liquid refrigerant that absorbs the heat from indoor air. This process dehumidifies the air and the resulting condensation goes into a condensate drain pan, which is itself connected to a pipe that removes the water away from sensitive air handler components. If something goes wrong with your condensate drain system, you may have additional moisture in your HVAC system, including possibly a damp air filter.
- Humidifier fault: If your HVAC system is outfitted with a whole-home humidifier, then your wet air filter problem could be related to a fault within the control valves. The result is saturated air moving directly into the air filter.
If you have high levels of moisture in your air conditioning system, you should consider having it checked by a professional technician. This can be a symptom of a more serious problem that can reduce performance and energy efficiency. Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. today for comprehensive air conditioning repair services in Havertown, PA.