Does it look like your Air Conditioning vent is seating right along with you during the summer?
Condensation is quite common during the summer on cooling vents. You may even see drops of water on the ground below the vents. What causes this excess water or condensation and is it harmful to my AC unit? Don’t worry the professional AC team at Air Conditioning Ambulance can help answer all of your AC unit questions.
What Causes Condensation on Air Conditioning (AC) Vents?
Have you ever had a nice cold beverage filled with ice form water droplets on the exterior of the glass? This same process is what causes condensation on your AC vents. Basically, as your system’s evaporator coil cools warm air that passes over it, it absorbs heat and moisture from the air. This causes condensation to form.
You can find the condensation on your AC vents in your bathroom or even at your entrance way. This is because of the hot air meeting the cool area and creating condensation. Normally, this will not cause a problem inside the home and can easily be wiped away from the vent. It may cause a little dirt to develop on the vent, but this can easily be wiped away as well.
Condensation can even develop in your HVAC system’s drain/dip pan. As long as the excess water can drain through into and out of your drip pain, you will not encounter excess water that could damage your house. Tip: Make sure that your drain/dip pain is properly maintained and is not clogged up.