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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Is my hvac installed right if it is....

    Just had hvac installed in my house and I have notice some condensation on the duct work underneath the air handler. The air handler is in my halway closet . I was wondering why is it producing condensation I had the installer come back and he put some insulation inside the air duct where it was "sweating" just wondering if that is common to do ? sorry for the long post . oh and the water is draining outside from the drain pipe .

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    can you take some pictures?

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    anna, the drain you say is working is it connected directly to the air handler? or is it connected to the drain pan underneath?

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    What temperature are you trying to maintain?

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    hard to tell without looking could be cracked drain pan,srewy static pressures if a large slant coil and static isnt right can drip to underneath instead of sheeting down coil into pan in which case a little rain x lol and static adjustment any water issue should not be taken lightly especially if it is above ceiling or in the house

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    there are way too many posibilities improper charge, indoor fan/speed ductwork on on on

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    It is connected directly to the air handler
    I already have taken some pics its hard to see though
    73 Degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna View Post
    73 Degrees
    Is this in a area that has outside air exposed to it?

    73 is pretty low temps.

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    Maybe your not moving enough air over that coil for one or many reasons.
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    the air handler is in my closet .. it works great the heat works fine the AC blows very cold i just dont like because there is condensation forming on the bottom of the air haindler is, you know the part where all the air is going through the ducts to supply the air to all the floor registers.

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    call your contractor back out and have him check drain fall,fan speed etc. the unit could be oversized so you definitely need to get them back out.

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    I dont understand why does the heater and the ac work so well and it will still condensate like this ... I kinda thought that it would condensate if the ac or heater wasnt working well .. but they are .
    Is this common?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayguy View Post

    73 is pretty low temps.
    That's what I'm thinking.

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