Can Pour Some Water In Outside Ac Unit To Help It Cool The Inside?

by April
(Indianapolis,IN)

I live in a very old mobile home. I have heard from others that they pour water in the outside unit through the top and that it cools the inside better.


Could this be true and should I do it? With this summer’s extreme heat I can't get the living room less than 90 degrees with the a/c running nonstop and three fans going during the day.

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It works because water is a better conductor of heat than air.

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Water Fogger to cool coils
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Dear: AC on all of the Time: My ac wasn't Cutting on and off because the temperature has been 100 degrees most of the summer. Since putting Fogger on during the heat of the day my Ac has been cycling Now. I cut the fogger off at Night. Lamb

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by: April

this is a central air unit

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Use Water To Cool Ac Units
by: Dadan

Yes, the water will help the condenser coil remove the heat faster. But, it’s not necessary. Why waste water when there is a way to make the air conditioner unit run effect and efficient.

It sounds like the outdoor coils is dirty and it requires water to remove the heat better. You could try cleaning the indoor and the outdoor coils to help with the cooling ability of the air conditioner units. By the way, is this window air conditioner or central ac unit?

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