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  1. #1
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    Its been really hot and humid in Georgia. My airhandler is sweating on the unit and there are puddles on the basement floor. I have one supply in the basement and it is on. I have played with blocking it and it seems to make no difference.

    Do I need to worry about the moisture?

    Is this normal?

  2. #2
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    Sweating how much? Are the filters clean? How old is the system?

  3. #3
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    see alot of it in sc

  4. #4
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    Let me try this again..

    System is less than one years old.

    Filters are changed on a regular schedule and checked. I did today throw away the 3M filtrete today and put in a cheapo blue filter.

    Enough sweating for the unit to be soaked on the sides and top.

    Water on floor.

    Duct work also is sweating along with line set.

    Unit is cooling great...

    I might add the basement is not a full basement. There is a partial crawl space behind the unit as well with a small opening. I really can not plug the opening since the HVAC guy used part of this for the ductwork )which was logical( to go other parts of house... There is one vent in the crawl space which is open year round.


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    Someone posted you see alot of this in SC... Do people just put up with it or is there a fix?

  5. #5
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    Is the "basement" hot & humid or cool?

    Could be an air flow problem. Might wanna call the installing contractor back.

  6. #6
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    I had that problem in my crawlspace on v. humid days. I only have R4 insulation and in some sections it's wrapped too tight. I put a fan on the floor somewhere in the middle of the space and let it blow towards the vents, kept the access door closed, fixed the problem

  7. #7
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    First no 3M's,if it continues call for service.

  8. #8
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    Re: Let me try this again..

    Originally posted by west_seth
    System is less than one years old.
    Filters are changed on a regular schedule and checked. I did today throw away the 3M filtrete today and put in a cheapo blue filter.
    Enough sweating for the unit to be soaked on the sides and top.
    Water on floor.
    Duct work also is sweating along with line set.
    Unit is cooling great...
    I might add the basement is not a full basement. There is a partial crawl space behind the unit as well with a small opening. I really can not plug the opening since the HVAC guy used part of this for the ductwork )which was logical( to go other parts of house... There is one vent in the crawl space which is open year round.
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    Someone posted you see alot of this in SC... Do people just put up with it or is there a fix?
    NO, don't put up with it.
    Perhaps everything needs more insulation.

    Perhaps the CFM airflow is a little too low.

    http://www.udarrell.com/air-conditio...ator-coil.html

  9. #9
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    basement and crawl are not conditioned and the humidity level is to high a dehumidifier will help
    insulate the duct. is the air handler sweating or is the duct on top sweating and running down the side of it
    insulate the intire trunk line

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