Why not use an Air Conditioner to Dehumidify?

Summer is here and it looks like a dehumidifier might be in the forecast!

With hot and humid weather ahead, you may not be able to beat the heat with your air conditioner alone. And while wall-unit ACs can remove humidity, science works against them.

In order to draw water out of the air, you must reduce it to the dew point, the temperature at which water transitions from gas to liquid. The condensers on the back of your air conditioner can indeed go below the dew point, which is evident when you see water dripping out of an air conditioner, however, the problem is that the dew point is not a fixed number.