Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Breakings 1

As I said the non working element to steam off water that our air con unit produces is saving us heaps on our power bill. I expect when it first caused problems, the element was cracked. Now, the problem has become quite visible. The element is now broken through, visible in the middle of the photo, slightly up.


I have learnt while looking at stuffs about air con units on apartment balconies, that the inside unit only produces water in the summer when it is cooling. The outside unit can produce a lot of water in a short time when heating if the weather is humid. It seems it has not been humid of late here, as there has not been any water in the tray for weeks.

Melbourne's summer weather is generally dry,  but at times we do have humidity.

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  1. Like you, we are generally dry rather than humid in summer - for which I am thankful. Dry heat is soooo much easier to cope with.

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    1. EC, quite true. If it has to be hot, let it be dry heat.

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  2. Sounds good we live in a steam bath in summer in Sydney in summer but not lately it's very dry everywhere.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle, you weather has gone crazy. So hot for a day and then so cool the next day.

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  3. So will you leave it like that Andrew or have it replaced?

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    1. Cathy, at this stage, leave it and see how much water it produces in summer. It evaporates away itself quite quickly, even without the element.

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  4. That element is very corroded, probably should have been replaced a year ago. So will you spend this summer sponging out the excess water again? That doesn't sound like fun.

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    1. River, yes is the answer. At its worst over winter, it was a daily five minute job. It is a pity the element alone can't be replaced, but only the whole tray, sensor and element.

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  5. Doesn't look good, Andrew.

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    1. To use a great Aussie expression Strayer, it is buggered.

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