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How Condensation in Your Ductwork Can Damage Your Phoenix Home

Living in Phoenix, Arizona certainly has its perks: year round golf, spring training baseball games, gorgeous hikes, and open air shopping – the list goes on and on!

shutterstock_520400905Scattered among the many reasons we want to live in Arizona, there is one little catch—the intense temperatures! Year after year, we brace ourselves for the summer months where temperatures can soar to over 100 degrees. Not only do we feel the change ourselves, but so do our AC units. Air conditioners are crucial to Arizona homes, and with any piece of technology used daily in our homes, it needs proper maintenance and care by a professional.

Often when we think about problems with AC units, we think of a unit dying or losing power, causing our homes to feel like saunas. Although this can indeed happen, there are other issues, such as condensation in ductwork, which can cause damage to your home if neglected.

What can you as a homeowner or renter do to make sure your AC unit and ductwork stay in tiptop shape year round? We have compiled a few suggestions for you that will make your life easier and more comfortable during the warm and cold Arizona seasons.

What causes condensation in ductwork?

Condensation occurs when hot and cold air comes into play inside and outside your home. During the hotter months in Arizona, we like to keep our homes cool, transferring air in that is colder than the outside temperatures. This process causes water droplets to form, primarily in ductwork where the transfer of hot and cold air occurs. If your ductwork is poorly insulated or not insulated at all, condensation can cause mildew, structural damage and bleeding into walls. If the damage is already noticeable, it will oftentimes need immediate professional attention.

What you can do to prevent condensation and other issues in your ductwork

These issues can result in costly structural repairs, but are also easily avoided with proper year-round AC maintenance by a licensed Cooper Climate Control specialist. When retrofitted correctly, a technician will be able to identify any weak spots or damage in your ductwork and insulation in the initial stages and take preventative measures to stop the issue from spreading or reoccurring in the future.

If your insulation is old or was installed poorly, our technicians are trained to retrofit insulation to prevent condensation in ductwork. We provide our Cooper Climate Control technicians with high quality materials designed especially for Arizona climates and are able to withstand the extreme temperatures we experience.

Air duct cleaning in Phoenix is another crucial aspect of AC maintenance and care that homeowners often forget. Air ducts must undergo routine maintenance to combat condensation and ensure your AC unit is running as effectively as possible. If you are a new Phoenix homeowner, call us today to get one of our licensed professionals out to test your air ducts and clean it if necessary.

How to care for your HVAC Phoenix unit

The answer is quite simple – routine maintenance! Having an AC specialist come out and take a peek into your ductwork and AC unit is the best and most sure-fire way to keep your unit running smoothly. You will also receive one-on-one care tips from an expert team member to keep in mind in between scheduled appointments. We want to help you optimize every aspect of your heating and cooling system in Arizona because we know just how important it is to stay cool in Phoenix!

Whether you suspect condensation is occurring in your ductwork or want one of our technicians to come out and check, we are here to comply with your needs. Contact us today and get your ducts and AC unit running smoothly before summer hits!

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