Why is My Ductwork Sweating During the Summer Time in Union County?

Have you noticed condensation on your air ducts and wondered whether you should be concerned? After all, it’s hot and humid in Indian Trail and Monroe.  This creates the right environment for condensation to form on your ductwork.  So, you figure you shouldn’t be concerned, right? Union County summers do, indeed, create the right environment for condensation to form in a lot of places. The colder the air coming from your registers the more likely you’ll see condensation. Read on to find out when or if you should be concerned about sweating ductwork and what you can do about it.

It’s a Southern Thing in Weddington, NC

We live in the South and part of being a Southerner is the sweat-dripping humidity. When warm, humid air meets cool air, water droplets form. This is called condensation. Cool air travels through your ductwork in your attic or crawlspace transferring air through your vents in your ceiling or floor.

Occasional water droplets are not a cause for concern, especially when humidity levels are high, but when you notice persistent condensation around your vents, there are a couple things you will want to consider.

Mold and Mildew are a Concern

Excessive amounts of condensation create the right environment for mold and mildew to grow. Mold and mildew may contribute to a range of health issues and damage to the inside of walls and ceilings. This can be expensive to repair and can be prevented.

Your Heating & Cooling System’s Ductwork

Keeping your home cool and your air conditioner unit in proper, working condition is of high importance to you and your family. Taking care of your ductwork should be important as well. One way to keep air ducts clean is to replace your filters every month. Also, it is important to have a maintenance plan in place with a licensed HVAC contractor like Air Agents Heating & Cooling.

Keep an eye on your ductwork by running your hands along the duct in your attic or crawlspace. If you feel any cold air, then you probably have a leak. You need to contact your local HVAC contractor to repair any leaks and check that you have the proper amount of insulation for your ductwork.

Air Agents Heating & Cooling are your local experts to solve any problems related to your HVAC system.  Contact us online or call (704)802-7873

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