Have Damp Air And Gnats? Your Problem Could Be Your Air Conditioner

If you think the air in your house seems overly moist while the air conditioning is running, and you have gnats around the house as well, the problem could be the air conditioner. The air conditioning unit is supposed to remove humidity from the air, to prevent moisture from becoming a problem, and if there is an internal problem there could be insects living inside the unit. Here are some of the things that you want to do to get to the bottom of your problems, and to get the unit functioning properly.

Check for Internal Gnats

You want to check the air conditioner for internal gnats. If there is a moisture problem inside of the air conditioner, then the gnats may be breeding inside the unit. Every time the unit turns on the insects are pushed throughout the house through the ducts and vents, and then you have this problem all around the property. You don't want to find out that you have a full-on infestation throughout the house, in drains, around appliances, and in other damp places.

Oversized Conditioning Compressor

If the air conditioner has an oversized conditioning compressor, then it may be not removing the humidity from the air as it needs to. This means that your house can get damp and humid, and you need to have the unit replaced. Talk with the HVAC professional to see if they think this unit needs to be replaced. Look into getting a dehumidification machine for the property if this problem persists throughout the year.

Freon Leaking Problems

If the Freon is leaking and there are frozen areas inside the air conditioner, these units may unthaw when the unit doesn't run and then cause moisture to get inside the unit. Have the air conditioning repair specialist check the Freon levels and check for leaks, to see if this is the culprit. If Freon leaks and freezes it can freeze the fan or the compressor as well.

Have the unit assessed and see what it will cost you to have the air conditioning repaired properly. Also get a quote for the cost of a new unit, to see if this may be a more affordable and practical option for your home. Compare the quotes and the life expectancy of your current air conditioner so you can make the best decision, and figure out if your unit is worth fixing. To learn more, contact a company like Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar.