Many homeowners have recently contacted us asking about water spots that they’re noticing on their ceiling. This is the result of your air ducts condensating. This happens when the air inside of the duct begins to get colder. This is a natural process that occurs in other areas of life, such as a cold glass starting to condensate after sitting on the counter for too long.
Other causes of air duct sweating include:
- Poor insulation throughout your ductwork
- Too much moisture in the air
- Dirty air filters that need to be changed
- Obstructed air ducts
When Should I Start to Worry?
It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the condensation that’s forming. It’s okay if your air ducts are condensating once in a while, but persistent condensation should be looked at by a professional. Persistent sweating can lead to water damage on your ceilings and mold and mildew formation.
To Combat Ductwork Sweating
Try to reduce the humidity levels around your ducts and change your air filters regularly to ultimately reduce the amount of ductwork condensation in your home. You may need to get certain ducts repaired if there has been too much damage to them already. Our HVAC contractors near Hammond are happy to help if this is the case in your home.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to learn more about ductwork condensation and what we can do to help.