|Humidity In the Great Lakes Area|
|Carrier AC System Reduces Humidity|
In a prior post titled AC Systems in Michigan and Northern Ohio, we discussed the history of Air Conditioning Systems and how they worked. This post talked about how Willis Carrier designed a way to reduce humidity in a paper producing facility in New York. The paper would stick together, and applying ink proved to be more difficult in the humid summer air. Carrier blew the cold air in the factory across chilled pipes. Cold air does not carry as much moisture as warm air. In addition to lowering the humidity, Carrier had also lowered the temperature in the building. Upon this realization, central air conditioning was born. Still until this day, central air conditioning not only lowers the temperature in a building, namely your home, but it lowers the humidity as well!
Most modern air conditioning systems are able to regulate the humidity in the air inside of your home. These systems have an evaporator coil, a component which condenses water vapor from the air. The process is very similar to condensation that forms on the outside of a glass containing a cold beverage. Carrier’s central air conditioner works by forcing a liquid refrigerant to evaporate and condense into a gas inside a sealed system of coils, known as evaporator coils. When the hot air flows over the cold, low-pressure evaporator coils, the heat is absorbed by the refrigerant inside as it changes from a liquid to gas. The gas is then under high pressure, or compressed. Excess heat from this process is then evacuated to the outdoors with a second set of coils called condenser coils. The moisture is then sent to a drain outside of the home. More information is available at this location.
Great Lakes Home Comfort has a vast network of qualified and certified Carrier Dealers that can help you reduce the humidity in your home. Click here to find a dealer nearest you. Also, be sure to check out Greatlakeshomecomfort.com to keep up to date on all your heating and cooling needs.