Severe HVAC Issues May Cause AC Sweating

Published on: April 25, 2012

A sweating air conditioner is a sign of a serious problem with your HVAC system. You might notice sweating from the air ducts, air handler or the condenser unit while your air conditioner cycles. Air conditioner sweating requires prompt repairs to avoid further damage to your HVAC system.

Causes of Air Conditioner Sweating
Air conditioner sweating is a severe HVAC issue that requires immediate air conditioning repair before significant damage occurs to your air conditioner. Here are the most common causes of air conditioner sweating and what types of air conditioning repairs are required to solve the problem.

Standing Water
Standing water is a common cause of air conditioner sweating. This serious issue could involve water buildup in the air handler or condenser unit. As water builds up, the condenser or air handler begins to rust and mechanical and electrical components may fail. To repair this problem, our service technicians clean and drain the condensate line so the water can flow out of the air handler and condenser.

Poor Insulation
Poorly insulated duct work may lead to air conditioner sweating. Over time, insulation may disintegrate and ducts may become loose, warped or dented. As the ducts sweat, water may drip into critical components of your air conditioning system, such as the air handler or the motor, causing mechanical or electrical damage. Dripping water from the sweating ducts may also lead to mold and mildew growth. Our air conditioning service technicians repair duct work problems and install alternative air duct materials such as fiberglass ducts to solve the sweating problem.

High Humidity
High humidity levels in your home is another common cause of air conditioner sweating. Your air conditioning system not only cools the air in your home, but it also dehumidifies the air. Your air conditioner may not be able to handle very high humidity levels, resulting in sweating. Our air conditioning technicians perform maintenance and repairs including air filter replacement, draining of the condensate line and installation of standalone and whole home dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity burden on your air conditioner. In some cases, installing a new high efficiency air conditioning system is necessary to control excessive indoor humidity levels.

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As your local Carrier factory authorized dealer, our team of air conditioning repair and installation technicians has surpassed Carrier’s rigorous requirements for service, maintenance and air conditioning repair. Not all heating and air conditioner repair companies achieve Carrier factory authorized dealer status. Our air conditioning repair team members receive ongoing training and education by Carrier in order to offer you the latest and greatest in service, skills and technology. When you choose a Carrier factory authorized dealer to maintain or repair your air conditioning system, you are choosing excellence in quality and service. With our status as a Carrier factory authorized dealer, we are able to offer you the full line of Carrier air conditioning products and parts to keep your home comfortable all year long.