Air conditioners produce condensation, which looks an awful lot like sweating. As hard as the AC works to cool down a home, a little sweating is normal. A lot of sweating is not normal and an issue that needs immediate attention from a licensed expert offering air conditioner repair in Birmingham. Without repair, you could have a big problem on your hands.
What is Condensation?
Your AC pushes air through the ducts. In turn, the ducts get cold. The temperature in your crawl space is much warmer than in the ducts. When the cold air touches them, condensation is the end result.
If you notice excessive amounts of condensation or water puddles on the floor, it’s a sign of trouble. Condensation on ducts could indicate problems like:
- Damage to the ductwork
- Hot, humid, stuffy air
- Restricted airflow
- Dirty AC air filters
Problems With AC Condensation
Again, don’t panic if you notice small amounts of condensation on the AC because it’s normal. Call our AC repair team in Birmingham if the issue is of concern, however, and we can inspect the unit to determine the next steps to take.
Excessive AC condensation increases the humidity in the home. As a result, the home is stuffier and hotter. The household may find it harder to breathe inside the home and may experience more allergy symptoms.
Mold and mildew growth are additional problems caused by excess air conditioning condensation. Mold and mildew look unsightly, cause breathing and upper respiratory problems, and can grow out of hand in no time.
How to Prevent AC Condensation
There are a few tips to try that can help prevent AC condensation and its issues.
- Purchase a hygrometer to measure humidity levels in the house. Purchase a dehumidifier to make the air dryer and use products designed to reduce humidity in the home.
- Schedule HVAC maintenance in Birmingham each year. A properly maintained HVAC unit is less likely to produce excess condensation (or experience other problems.)
- Clean the ductwork once every two to three years.
- Update older ductwork in the home to see a substantial difference in the air quality of your home and reduce problems like AC condensation.
- Insulate the ductwork!
Keep an eye on your air conditioner and the amount of condensation it forms. Check the drip pan regularly and if you notice an excessive amount of water, reach out to our AC repair experts in Birmingham to inspect your system.
Absolute Air offers a wide array of services, including, but not limited to, AC installation, AC repair, heating installation, heating repair, metal fabrication (for all types of ductwork), refrigeration, and gas line installation. Our trained team of technicians can also service and work on equipment brands such as American Standard, Train, Carrier, York, Goodman, Rudd, and Mitsubishi, to name a few.
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