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What Causes Your Air Ducts to Sweat?

Adequate air-conditioning is non-negotiable in highly humid areas, or dry heat climates. Once Summer rolls around outdoor temperatures can stretch up 120F or higher! Those record-breaking temperatures put stress on your unit to work extra hard to cool down the residence. During scorching hot days, you may notice water leaking from the ducts of your HVAC system and wonder if this is common? The moisture emitted from the vents is known as air duct sweating. There are multiple reasons why water is dripping from your ducts, and in today’s blog, Superior Air Duct Cleaning will demonstrate what causes duct sweating and what you can do about it. 


Too Much Moisture in the Air

If there is humidity present in your home, the air ducts are more likely to sweat. Common ways to reduce humidity and moisture in your household are:


  • Using a humidifier
  • Raise the temp of the ducts: If your home is 70 at room temp, increase the A/C to 75 to prevent moisture
  • Seal any cracks in the basement or attic, allowing air to escape
  • Check for any plumbing or pipe leaks in the house
  • Air Duct Insulation


Excessive air duct sweating over time creates an environment for mold and mildew to thrive and populate. Residents with breathing problems or asthma are at risk for contracting upper respiratory infections or a detrimental illness. 


If you are a homeowner still feeling stuck after trying a few of these methods, the Superior Air Duct Cleaning team can help assess the issue and find a solution.  


Clogged Air Ducts

On average, homeowners should clean their air ducts every three to five years, depending on resident location and how often you utilize your HVAC unit. Clogged ducts restrict airflow, causing a build-up of cold ventilation, resulting in air duct sweating. Get in touch with a Superior Air Duct Cleaning team member to tackle your clogged ducts. 


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Dirty Air Filters 


Dirty air filters reduce seamless airflow and cause duct sweating. Clean and change your air filters regularly to allow proper circulation throughout the home. Air filters should be replaced every 2 to 3 months by a homeowner or a professional. 


Contact a Superior Air Duct Cleaning Professional


Keeping up with household maintenance is a daunting and sometimes overwhelming task. Let our skilled air duct cleaning team fix your ventilation issues and ease your workload. We offer residential, commercial, and duct cleaning services suitable for your household needs. As a NADCA certified company, rest easy knowing there is a cleaning brand you can trust. If you have questions and concerns about your air ducts, contact us online or call 1-800-803-3828 for more information.

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