Drastic Temp/Humidity Changes


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Old 05-10-04, 11:23 PM
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Drastic Temp/Humidity Changes

The people who owned the home we live in before us took a double garage and reduced it to a single garage making the extra space into an extra room that is connected to our kitchen on one end of the house. When doing so, they somehow took what air that was for the kitchen only and branched it off into the extra room. Now the a/c unit isn't big enough for the square footage of our home. The temperature at the other end of the house stays at 72-74 degrees while the extra room/kitchen end stays at 77-79 degrees. The humidity levels go from 41% to sometimes as high as 65%. We cannot afford a new unit at this time and are now suffering from headaches and coughing assuming it is related to the temp/humidity changes. Is there anything we can do to make things more comfortable?
 
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Old 05-11-04, 06:01 AM
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julbox3134,

If the airconditioner worked properly before the house was remodeled the space that was added to the load would likely make the unit undersized, but, would have the effect of lowering the humidity because it would run continuously.
Do you have a lot of water coming out of the hose on the evaperator coil in your furnace?

You may want to have someone come and give your unit a good checkover.
 
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Old 05-11-04, 07:43 AM
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We cannot afford a new unit at this time and are now suffering from headaches and coughing assuming it is related to the temp/humidity changes. Is there anything we can do to make things more comfortable?
You dont say how old is this rework of the garage to a room and just how it was done. The way things go today you might look for mold there . This could be the cause of headaches and coughing. Like GregH said smaller should get the humidity out for you better . Try, let the blower run all the time. Is the filter clean? There are some air filters say for mold and allergy. Might try them .

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Old 05-11-04, 05:17 PM
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my 2 cents

hard to believe a moved supply outlet could cause the problems you describe. you have other issues, and a professional may be the answer here. a good duct inspection, coil, blower assembly, and refrigerant check is certainly in order.

air quality is your issue here, as well as a possibly undersized unit. find a load calc program at www.hvac-talk.com to determine your heating and cooling needs.

better filtration and a mold inspection is certainly in order

i agree with ed and greg, undersizing a unit will increase humidity removal, as run time is extended.

would like to know as well about amount of drainage from the evap coil
 
 

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