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
How do we stay comfortable indoors? As a start, we can consider insulating our air ducts to keep us healthy while consuming less energy. Read on for the 3 key considerations when insulating air ducts.
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.
Did you know that air ducts are also insulated to drive energy efficiency? Part 3 will look at how a ventilation system becomes energy efficient when air ducts are insulated. Read more about it here.
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.