Is there water leaking out of your home’s HVAC vent or developing water stains around the edges of the vent? This typically occurs due to over accumulation of condensation. This isn’t normal and is a sign there is a problem with your home’s HVAC system or air ducts. If your HVAC vents are leaking water, or water stains and/or damages are occurring around the vent, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will help you determine the culprit and prevent further damages and repair the problem.
Condensation Inside Ductwork
Condensation occurs when warm and cold air meets together. This can occur inside the air ducts which is the common cause of vents leaking water or developing water stains. These leaks most often occur during the summer time when the temperatures are over hundred degrees and your air conditioner is attempting to maintain a comfortable and cooler temperature inside your home. However, the leaking or water stain still aren’t normal and shouldn’t occur inside the air ducts. When leaking or stains do occur this usually indicates one of two problems and sometimes both. One is if your home’s air ducts suffer from poor insulation or the other problem is if the duct boot which is the connection that holds the jointed pieces together has separated or wasn’t properly sealed.
Poor Air Duct Insulation
You may want to check the insulation in your attic and around the air ducts. Attics develop a lot of humidity. If the air ducts aren’t insulated properly then the humidity will either seep through any unsealed duct boots or it will act as a conductor to create more unnatural heat inside the air ducts. The insulation plays a major role in keeping the air ducts from developing condensation, especially during the summer season. If problems occur, you may need to replace or add more attic or air duct insulation.
Leaking Air Ducts
Air duct leaks is another major problem when it comes to condensation build up. Most leaks occur at the duct boot where it should have been sealed or secured properly. Unless the air duct receives damages such as from pests or even rust, leaks can occur. A leaky air duct causes many problems including condensation leaks. Inspect the air ducts, especially around the duct boot. You can also hire a professional HVAC repair technician for those who don’t like crawling around the attic or are not sure what they are looking for. If a leak is discovered, it is important for many reasons to repair the leak immediately. You may want to have the air ducts checked for mold and other fungus that thrive in hot humid places if you have experienced water leaks or stains around your air ducts.
HVAC Preventative Maintenance
Regular maintenance can help prevent air duct leak due to condensation build up. When you have your HVAC system inspected and serviced, the technician will tune up and look for any problems or needed repairs. By having your home’s HVAC serviced at least once if not twice a year. it will ensure you avoid interior damages along with other air conditioner failures.
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