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Herriman Air Duct Condensation: Stopping it From Happening

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the simplest causes of condensation around the air ducts in your home’s HVAC system. Such condensation is generally a sign of a big difference in temperature between the air outside the duct and the air inside it, and there are a few reasons it may form — including a few that are a problem for your system in the long run. 

At Green Line Heating & Air, we’re happy to help with a variety of HVAC services for our Herriman clients, including air duct cleaning and several others that speak to the quality of your ducts. Today’s part two of our series will continue where we left off in part one: Going over the simple solutions to stop condensation from being an issue with your ducts.

Ensure Clean Filters

Quality air filters are at the heart of numerous issues or concerns with your HVAC system, and they can also help reduce condensation around your ducts. If the filters are old or blocked, they may be restricting airflow and causing the temperature inside the duct to drop. As a result, water vapor in the air may condense on the cold surface of the duct and cause problems.

To stop this from happening, it’s important to ensure your filters are clean and in good condition. We recommend checking them every month and replacing or cleaning them as needed — especially if you have pets that shed, as their hair can quickly clog a filter.

Reduce Humidity

If you live in an area with high humidity, you may find that condensation is more of a problem than it is for those in drier climates. In this case, the solution is to reduce the humidity in your home as much as possible. This can be done in several ways, including using an exhaust fan when showering, cooking or doing laundry, and running a dehumidifier in your basement or other areas where humidity is more of an issue.

You may also want to consider sealing any cracks or leaks in your home that could be letting humid air inside. These are just a few of the ways you can reduce the amount of moisture in the air and hopefully stop condensation from being an issue around your ducts.

Repair Insulation Damage

We talked about insulating your ducts in part one of our series, but many homes already have some insulation around the ductwork. If this insulation is damaged, it may not be doing its job properly and could be causing condensation to form.

If you think your insulation may be damaged, it’s best to have a professional take a look and make any necessary repairs. This will help keep the temperature inside the duct consistent and reduce the risk of condensation forming.

For more on how to reduce issues of condensation around your air ducts, or to learn about any of our HVAC services in Herriman or nearby areas, speak to the team at Green Line Heating & Air today.