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Your Air Conditioner Can Fight Against the Humidity

High humidity levels can really put a damper on your day. On a hot, humid day many people say their skin feels damp and sticky. This is because with high levels of moisture, sweat cannot evaporate easily from you skin. While you may feel this way outdoors, walking into an air conditioned room can make the problem go away.

The same parts of your air conditioner that help cool the air also control the humidity levels in your home. So to understand how your air conditioner reduces high levels of moisture, it’s helpful to know some of the parts of an air conditioner.

Air conditioners cool the air using refrigerant, which continuously cycles through your system, changing from a liquid to a gas and back again. As refrigerant changes from a gas to a liquid at the outside condenser unit, it releases heat from your home into the air. In the indoor unit, refrigerant moves through the evaporator coil, changing from a liquid to a gas to absorb heat.

As the refrigerant absorbs heat from the air, moisture also collects on the evaporator coil. An indoor fan blows warm air over the coil to assist with the evaporation process and distribute cool air to the home. But as the warm air blows across the much cooler coil, water also forms along the outside as condensation.

As water droplets collect onto the coil, they fall into a shallow tray called the condensate pan. This pan is slightly angled so that water can fall into a drain pipe. If you’ve ever had water leak from your air conditioner, it may be due to this system. Clogs in the drain pipe may cause water to backup and overflow, or leaks in the pan may cause water to drip into your home. You should schedule repairs at the first sign of water leaks to prevent mold and mildew from affecting your air quality.

Do you need a new air conditioner that can better handle the humidity? Have you had leaks or other problems with your air conditioner? If you need air conditioning services in Salt Lake City, call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today!

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