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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Humid air is MORE dense. 75F at 100% humdity is more dense than 75 at 0% humdity.



Humidity doesn't affect PC cooling much though since it does not depend on evaporation (unless you are using evaporation/bong/swamp cooling)



Evaporative cooling would be putting wetting the radiator and then blowing the away the moister air. Blow moist air wouldn't do much since the humidity is changing (and hence no evaporation).
Goood, that comment about humid air being LESS dense blew my mind and I knew it couldn't be right lol.
post #12 of 49
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I have no idea how it would affect water cooling or air cooling but humidity is horrible subzero, causes a lot more condensation.
No.... humidity is horrible sub-dew point. At subzero and normal sea level pressure, there is very little humidity as water moisture would have frozen out already.

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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
The only positive would be the fact that the humidifier will cool down the room.
Humidity doesn't cool a room. In fact, the room temperature is more or less the same. Humans actually feel cooler in a dry room as long as they are wet. The water on our skin evaporates and takes away heat. In a humid room, evaporation is much less so we feel hotter/clammier.
Edited by DuckieHo - 8/13/08 at 2:10pm
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thanks for all the replies everyone.

i guess i can just try it and see if it works.
since it is hot here anyway, my family has the A/C going, so i would just be cooling down humid air.

we'll see how it goes, i'll post back tomorrow or later tonight.
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post #14 of 49
i live in kansas and it gets preety humid and it feels like its 120 when its only 95 so i dont think it would be a good idea
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Cooling is the transfer of heat. Humidity does not cool anything but evaporation does. Humidity will help heat transfer to increase density but it won't be much. Evaporation is a form of phase change and will move a large amount of heat away from a source.


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i live in kansas and it gets preety humid and it feels like its 120 when its only 95 so i dont think it would be a good idea
That has to do with evaporation off the human body. Computers don't sweat.
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only thing it will do is reduce static in the air.
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Cooling is the transfer of heat. Humidity does not cool anything but evaporation does. Humidity will help heat transfer to increase density but it won't be much. Evaporation is a form of phase change and will move a large amount of heat away from a source.



That has to do with evaporation off the human body. Computers don't sweat.
Jesus christ man, is there anything you don't know?

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only thing it will do is reduce static in the air.
Air has static?
    
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Humidity doesn't cool a room. In fact, the room temperature is more or less the same. Humans actually feel cooler in a dry room as long as they are wet. The water on our skin evaporates and takes away heat. In a humid room, evaporation is much less so we feel hotter/clammier.
I assumed since dehumidifiers warm up rooms, wouldn't humidifiers do the opposite? But then I realized that the heat which was being transferred from the air to the water, would just end up in the air again
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Jesus christ man, is there anything you don't know?
His Russian sucks.

j/k, I really don't know.
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I assumed since dehumidifiers warm up rooms, wouldn't humidifiers do the opposite? But then I realized that the heat which was being transferred from the air to the water, would just end up in the air again His Russian sucks.

j/k, I really don't know.
LOL hahah
    
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I assumed since dehumidifiers warm up rooms, wouldn't humidifiers do the opposite? But then I realized that the heat which was being transferred from the air to the water, would just end up in the air again His Russian sucks.

j/k, I really don't know.
My roommate for 3 years speaks Russian.... but I suck at human languages so I didn't learn it.
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