In the Hampton Roads area summer high humidity can lead to moisture problems caused by humidity entering the building envelope.
We have the experience to find the SOURCE of the air intrusion that is getting into the building envelope creating the condensation.
Sweating ducts is a common problem in this area and HVAC contractors know the problem that’s why they call us to find the source.
Summer is the time of year when your air conditioning unit has to work the hardest to cool your home. On hot days you may notice water droplets forming on your visible air ducts and wonder whether this is normal. What you see is condensation, also known as ductwork sweating.
The point at which the relative humidity of the air reaches 100% is referred to as the “dew point.” Many times the warmer, more humid air inside your home will meet the colder ductwork, and the cold metal surface is at dew point, so condensation forms, leading to the apparent “sweat” on ducts.
The bigger problems are the areas you can’t see, typically in the ceilings and between floors. Ducts can sweat so much with the long run times we experience here in Hampton Roads, that over time the sheetrock gets wet and you see the moisture stain, sometimes it gets wet enough to drip onto the floor of your home.
It does not necessarily mean that your A/C system is in trouble, but it may still be something that requires your attention.
High humidity indoor is the typical cause of sweating ducts.
To solve the problem correctly you have to find the source of the hot humid air that is leaking through the thermal envelope of the home.
If your ducts are sweating, Dynamic Inspections can help! Don’t wait until the problems get worse, contact our experienced team to schedule an inspection today!
We have the experience & equipment to find the SOURCE of the air intrusion that is getting into the building envelope creating the condensation.