Ducting Explored - Condensation control for air ducts

What is condensation?

It's a naturally occurring process that happens when the surrounding air is 100% saturated with water vapour.


Do we want to avoid condensation?

Condensed water dripping from the ceiling not only affects building users it can also damage surfaces and other assets within the building. More importantly, a moist environment is also conducive for mould growth. When this happens microbes could potentially be released and circulated indoors, affecting the health of building users, especially sensitive individuals such as the young and elderly.


How can I solve this?

Always check the water vapour diffusion resistance of the material (µ-value). The higher the value is, the better it is at limiting water vapour ingress. Find out more from our easy-to-read two-page guide on insulation basics


Curious to find out more about insulating air ducts? Read our entries in this series or reach out to our technical experts for advice. 


Explore all our entries in our five-part series


Ducting Explored - 3 Key Considerations

How do we stay comfortable indoors for long periods? As a start, we can consider insulating our air ducts to keep us healthy while consuming less energy. Read on for the 3 key points when insulating air ducts. 


Ducting Explored - Condensation Control

Condensation can have an impact on the health and safety of a person spending long hours indoors. To understand why it should be an important consideration in insulating air ducts, read more about it here


Ducting Explored - Driving Energy Efficiency for Air Ducts

Did you know that air ducts are insulated to drive energy efficiency? We look at how a ventilation system can become more energy efficient in our entry here

Ducting Explored - Acoustic Comfort

Is it too noisy in your building? Consider insulating your air ducts to absorb these noises to stay comfortable indoors for longer periods. Read more about acoustic comfort here

Ducting Explored - Common Insulation Materials for Air Ducts

Have you thought about which material to use to insulate your air ducts? We made a quick overview of two commonly used materials to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.

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