Using an aqua guard on ACs in humid climates is a good idea

I have had to adapt in a number of ways after moving down south.

Because my old home was so cold throughout the year, I had a wardrobe full of heavy denim jeans, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, and various windbreakers.

Once I got down here for the first time and was trying to get settled, I realized that I needed to buy different clothing. I needed short sleeve shirts, short pants, and flip flops. I would rarely wear anything over these basic outfits, with a few weeks during the winter season being the sole exceptions. It took me a lot more time to adapt than I could have ever imagined. Just buying a different wardrobe was not enough to completely acclimate myself to this different region, climate, and weather. When I lived up north, I rarely used my central air conditioner, let alone run into issues with the air handler sweating excessively and dripping onto wood or concrete below. I don’t think I have ever run into this issue before I moved down here in the southeastern seaboard. It’s so humid and hot here that you have to be careful and monitor that your air handler is not causing water damage in your home from condensation sweat. The moisture in the warm air meets the cold metal surface of the air handler, causing the moisture to collect in droplets. If the problem persists, these droplets of water accumulate enough to cause possible wood rot in the areas around the air handler. That’s why many HVAC suppliers use these metal drip pans that are installed below air handlers to catch the droplets of condensation. One company down here calls them aqua guards, but I’m sure they go by several different names depending on the manufacturer.

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