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An instrument used to measure the amount of moisture in the air.

1 kilowatt (1000 watts) of energy used for 1 hour.

Latent heat:
Heat energy absorbed or rejected when a substance is changing state and there is no change in temperature.

Leak detector:
Any device used to detect leaks in a pressurized system.

Limit control:
A control used to make a change in a system, usually to stop it when predetermined limits of pressure or temperature are reached.

Liquid line:
A term applied in the industry to refer to the tubing or piping from the condenser to the expansion device.

Liquid slugging:
A large amount of liquid refrigerant in the compressor cylinder, usually causing immediate damage.

Locked-rotor amperage (LRA):
The current an electric motor draws or consumed when it is first turn on. This is normally five times the full-load amperage.