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An air conditioner having an improved humidifying portion to humidify air in a room is provided. The humidifying portion includes a humidifying member having hygroscopicity and gas permeability, a first air flow passage for taking in air from the outdoors, passing the air through the humidifying member, allowing the humidifying member to absorb moisture included in the air for drying, and letting out the air outdoors, and a second air flow passage for taking in air from the room, passing the air through the humidifying member while heating the air, allowing the moisture absorbed by the humidifying member to evaporate and humidify the air and letting out the air into the room. Thus, only a single air intake opening for humidifying indoor air is necessary on the indoor side, the structure of the air conditioner can be simplified and compact, which makes easier the attachment. If the air conditioner is apart from the outdoors, outdoor air does not have to be taken in, the blowing load and the noise level can be reduced, and reduced power consumption is required compared to a conventional device.

Title
Air conditioner having humidifying function
Application Number
8/902040
Publication Number
5896751
Application Date
July 29, 1997
Publication Date
April 27, 1999
Inventor
Takashi Kishimoto
Osaka
JP
Akira Ohtsuki
Nara
JP
Michiaki Oshikane
Tondabayashi
JP
Miwa Kamii
Osaka
JP
Hiroyuki Iida
Fujiidera
JP
Yoshiharu Shinobu
Kashihara
JP
Eiji Wakizaka
Yao
JP
Agent
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
Assignee
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
F24F 6/02
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