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Air Conditioner Smoke

There is a smoke coming out of the air conditioner. It kind of looks like the smoke that leaves your freezer when you open it up and it's hot out.... and that cool smoke comes out.

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The smoke you are seeing is the cold air turning the hot humid air into a cool mist. This may happen when you first run the a/c to cool the room. Once the room is cooled down you should not see the mist any more.

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