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Ductwork Condensation Can Be More Serious Than You Think

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ductless air conditioning A home that’s well constructed is made to keep moisture out but sometimes that moisture is coming from inside the house. One of the biggest factors in ensuring you don’t have condensation from the inside is how well the home was constructed and maintained.

Ductwork is a huge culprit

Would it surprise you to know that condensation in your ducts and vents can do as much water damage to your house as a leaking roof would? As you likely known, condensation forms anytime hot, humid air collides with cold surfaces. You’ve seen it a million times when you’ve filled a warm glass with ice cold water – and your ductwork is no different.

When your AC ducts fill up with cold air, and there’s humid air outside, there will be droplets forming. These droplets may seem minor at first but they can encourage the growth of mildew and mold inside your insulation and the drywall of your home. This can lead to stains on your ceilings, stains on your walls, and over time, to the rotting and collapse of structural elements. As you can see, preventing this type of condensation is extremely important.

How do you know if you have condensation in your ductwork?

There are likely gaps where you can see your ductwork. All you have to do is touch and you’ll know if there’s condensation happening. You can also look for evidence of issues within your home by looking for stains on your ceilings or walls. If you do see stains then it’s time to take action immediately, but remember that once the stains are present it means there’s already been damage. Don’t wait for stains to take action.

The simplest solution to condensation in your ductwork

You have a few options to deal with this problem. First, you can have your ductwork completely redone. You could also have a contractor come in, search for gaps in your insulation and attempt to fix the problem from within. The problem with both of these options is that they’re expensive and they won’t necessarily work.

The good news is that there is a solution that will work, is more affordable, and can actually reduce your monthly utility bills: Installing a ductless air conditioning unit. At AC-World we can work directly with you to help you find the right unit for your home. Once you’ve installed it, you’ll never have to worry about cleaning your ducts, preventing condensation from forming in them, or anything else.