Ductwork Condensation: How It Can Damage Your Home
When it comes to the longevity of your HVAC system, being proactive is key.
A variety of issues involving your home’s HVAC and duct system can result in complicated problems, such as condensation in your ductwork.
The following is everything you need to know regarding ductwork moisture and how it may affect your home.
What Is Condensation In Your Ducts?
When the ducts in your home are filled with cool air and the air on the outside is warm, water droplets will form and can create damage if not prevented.
The droplets that form can cause mold and mildew. Additionally, it can cause stains on walls that may bleed through causing more damage.
The condensation that forms within these ducts can also cause structural damage over time.
So how exactly is condensation prevented? Insulation.
The ductwork in your home should be retrofitted with special insulation that aids in cutting down and eliminating the formation of harmful water droplets.
Over time, insulation may become damaged or age, leaving gaps that allow for water condensation to form within your home’s ductwork. This situation is correctable by adding additional insulation in these problem areas.
Keep Your Home Dry and Cool
In order to prevent condensation in your ducts, it is imperative to keep your home cool and dry during humid temperatures.
Be sure your air conditioner and HVAC unit is properly dehumidifying your home.
If you are noticing that your HVAC unit is not working correctly, be sure to contact us so we can properly assess the situation.
Alps has been serving the Orange County community since 1979.
If you have issues with your homes heating or cooling, contact us at 800-994-2577 for the proper care and attention your home and HVAC system deserves.