What Is an Air Conditioner Dry Mode?


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The dry mode of an air conditioner removes excess humidity from a room without providing additional cooling, states LG, a manufacturer of digital appliances. After the room temperature reaches the set level, the circulation fan and the compressor turn off, and only the exhaust fan continues to run.

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The intent of the dry mode is to provide comfort by reducing humidity instead of significantly cooling a room. It doesn't, however, act as a dehumidifier. It simply removes just enough humidity to make a room more comfortable.

Other common air conditioner settings include a traditional cool mode, a fan mode, an energy or power-saver mode and a quick-cool mode.

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