Why Is My House Humid Even With the Air Conditioner Running?

High humidity levels can affect your health as well as make you feel uncomfortable. An air conditioner that is functioning properly should remove the humidity in your Huntsville or Scottsboro home, but if it isn’t doing the job, it could be due to one of the following problems.

Air Conditioner Issues

An AC that is failing won’t remove the humidity from your home properly. It could be due to a problem with the evaporator coils. These coils use a liquid refrigerant to cool the air, but if they freeze up, they won’t cool the air or remove humidity from it.

You could also have a problem with dirt and debris building up within the AC. This foreign matter can block the airflow and cause the system to malfunction.


If your air conditioner isn’t the right fit for the size of your home and the number of people living there, it won’t adequately remove the humidity. The more people there are in a given space, the higher the humidity will be. The warmth of the bodies, along with perspiration, elevate humidity beyond your AC’s ability to remove it. Our technicians at Batey Brothers Heating & Cooling can help you find the right size AC for your needs.


Without adequate ventilation, cooking can add a lot of humidity to the air. It could be more than your AC can handle. Install and use an exhaust fan to remove moisture produced by things like boiling liquids.

Even bathing and showering add humidity to the air due to the steam they create. Adding exhaust fans to your bathrooms as well as the kitchen will help keep humidity levels low.

Our team of knowledgeable professionals here at Batey Brothers Heating & Cooling can diagnose and repair any problems you’re having with your air conditioning system. We’ve been serving Huntsville and the surrounding areas in Alabama since 2006. In addition to providing expert heating and cooling maintenance, repair, and installation, we can help with indoor air quality, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, UV lights, and IAQ testing.

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