Air conditioners are great in helping to dehumidify the inward bound air circular within a wide room. However, there are cases when an air conditioner may not achieve low humidity such as in the event of having exceedingly tropical average temperature or when the air conditioning unit is enormous which makes it hard for it to dry out.
Nevertheless, there is a drawback in running a dehumidifier in the air conditioner, such that it will increase the energy consumption since both for the dehumidifier itself and the air conditioner will have need of more energy to cool the room or the house. Luckily, there is a preferable alternative to this, which will save you from using up much energy but will serve the same purpose of dehumidifying the inward bound air. Dehumidifying the heat pipe instead of the dehumidifier itself can be added as a retrofit to most existing systems.
This can be done in central air conditioners. Central air conditioners help in circulating cool air within a room through a system of supply and return ducts. These supply ducts and registers such as the openings in the walls, floors, or ceilings covered by grills transport cooled air from the air conditioner to the home. The cooled air come to be warmer as it flows through the home. It then flows back to the central air conditioner through return ducts and registers.
A central air conditioner comes in two types which are the split-system unit and a packaged unit.
A split-system central air conditioner is said to be the most economical central air conditioner to install when the house already has a furnace but has no air conditioner. This is because many split-system air conditioners already has an indoor cabinet which contains a condenser as well as a furnace or the indoor part of a heat pump. The air conditioner’s evaporator coil is installed in the cabinet or main supply duct of this furnace or heat pump. Basically, a split-system central air conditioner has an outdoor metal cabinet that contains the condenser and compressor, and an indoor cabinet contains the evaporator.
A packaged central air conditioner on the other hand, has the evaporator, condenser, and compressor all located in one cabinet. These are usually placed on a roof or on a solid wedge next to the foundation of the house. The air supply and return ducts come from indoors through the exterior wall of the home to connect with the packaged air conditioner located outdoors. Electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace are often included in packaged air conditioners. The need for a separate furnace indoors is eliminated by combining the air conditioner and the central heater. Packaged air conditioner is also used in small commercial buildings.
Aircon Servicing if done regularly can greatly help in maintaining the best function of air condition units whatever kind they are.