How Mini Splits Remove Moisture From the Air

How Mini Splits Remove Moisture From the Air

Moisture-filled spaces create humid and uncomfortable atmospheres. It makes rooms feel muggy and dense. Moisture often arises within your home from hot temperatures increasing evaporation and water vapor production, perspiring house plants, and steam from boiling water, cooking, and hot showers. Along this list of benefits, mini split systems can help you manage your home's indoor moisture levels. They provide you with indoor temperature control and atmosphere management, creating ideal indoor spaces and living conditions. Here is how mini splits remove moisture from the air.

Indoor Air Collection

Mini splits operate on a heat pump system. They use existing air to harness the thermal energy needed to create your desired indoor temperature. In cooling mode, the mini split's interior component sucks in the room's air. With the air comes all the lingering moisture and water vapor. As the AC sucks in your room's air, it collects and transports it to the system's refrigerants.

Cooling and Condensation

Refrigerants play an essential role in a mini split's heat pump operations. They absorb and transport the thermal energy needed to control and change the temperature of the air you receive. They operate in two major forms, liquid and gas. In cooling mode, the refrigerants present in the AC unit are in liquid form and surrounded by cooling coils that maintain their liquid form. The collected air from your room passes through the cooling refrigerant coils and condenses. As the heat from the air gets absorbed into the refrigerant, the moisture condenses and separates.

Collected Moisture Drainage

The collected moisture returns to its original liquid state. After condensing, it is stored in a separate compartment in the AC. Most mini split systems, especially a ceiling-mounted ductless mini split, come with built-in drainage, expelling the excess moisture through a pipe. Other builds simply collect and store the moisture, waiting for you to clear out their drainage section manually. Either way, the moisture in a room is discarded, minimizing indoor moisture levels.

Mini splits remove moisture from air through an internally built condensation mechanic available during cooling mode. Upgraded and high-tech mini splits, like those offered at Pioneer Mini Split, feature a specialized dry mode, which prioritizes moisture collection and removal. They take in a room's air, condense it, and drain the moisture, removing it from your indoor space. It leaves your room feeling less stuffy and more comfortable.