I’m being a PITA for the building maintenance guys because it’s so humid on my floor. I have a digital thermometer & hygrometer on my desk just to prove my suspicions. The temperature is in the upper 70’s (usually between 78°-80°), which would be fine if it weren’t so damn humid (the hygrometer is saying 68% right now, but I’ve never seen it below 60%). The maintenance guy comes in and looks at the thermostat and wonders what is wrong with an office temperature of 78°.
According to the heat index chart, a temp of 78° combined with 68% humidity makes it feel like it’s in the low 80’s.
It is my understanding that a properly working AC system should be dehumidifying the air as well as cooling it, and I further assume that the AC is working because otherwise it would be an oven in here. So what could be wrong with the AC to make it cool the air but not dehumidify it?