Mold Solutions

An air aftercooler is a heat exchanger, which is used for cooling air discharged from an air compressor. This unit is designed to remove excess moisture from compressed air and is ideal for helping with mold control. Since an air aftercooler reduces the amount of water vapor in a compressed air system, it condenses the vapor into liquid form. The process works to cool the air as well while eliminating moisture that can result in mold or mold spore growth. 

Aftercoolers are mainly found in compressed air systems but also in other units that cool air for treatments. Similarly, they may be found in mechanical processing where air cooling and moisture control are needed for optimal function and performance.

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Cooling Systems in Air Conditioning Units

One of the most common units where air aftercoolers are found in HVAC systems. The latter is essentially a cooling or heating system for residential or commercial usage. Mold tends to grow in damp, humid, or arid environments. This fungus can cause respiratory and other health problems in humans and domesticated pets. However, most air conditioners are built with controls that help dehumidify any home or business. These components use aftercoolers to prevent mold growth, especially with systems running day and night during those scorching summer months.

Here are some more benefits of aftercoolers for air conditioning systems:

- Aftercoolers work with your air conditioners dehumidifier to cool air and remove excessive moisture.

- These units also cool discharged air but keep a good balance between dry air and acceptable moisture levels.

- Keeping your HVAC system's dehumidifier setting between 44 and 56 is ideal for air cooling and mold prevention.

Where is the aftercooler situated in an AC system?

The aftercooler is based between the AC system's tank and compressor. Its goal is simply to cool the air before it goes to the tank. This plays a key role in reducing moisture in any compressed air system. However, these coolers work great for reducing or even stopping mold growth within HVAC units. Similarly, the condensing of water to liquid form works well in this scenario but may cause damage to other process manufacturing systems.

Aftercoolers are essential in ensuring proper functionality and performance of air handling devices. These include pneumatic devices, along with related process manufacturing systems. These units use water-cooled or air-cooled mechanisms to effectively cool discharged air and stop the spread of mold spores. It is important to have these systems checked at least once a year to ensure they are up to date and functioning.

What about mobile or stand-alone coolers?

You may opt to have a mobile or stand-alone cooler as part of your home or businesses' cooling system. However, experts recommend one that already correlates with your system's compressor and tank. This makes it easy to maintain and service if an issue arises. Still, there are customers that have mobile coolers which are mechanical heat exchangers that remove heat, humidity, and especially moisture from discharged air. Again, this helps control mold but it's important to have coolers that work with your HVAC system components.