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SirSaintly
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HVAC Issue and Company Trying to Take Advantage
I had an HVAC system inspection last week by what I thought was a reputable company.

They found that the exterior of my gas furnace has condensation forming near the vent which is causing mold. This furnace/a/c system is located in a closet in my hallway.

They're answer for this problem is a UV light install for $1200. They also suggested cleaning the coils for $800, duct cleaning for about $900, etc etc etc. I declined all of these services.

The furnace does have condensation near the top though where the vent is and I'm wondering what I really need to do to correct that issue. I don't see how a UV light is the answer to that.


wickowick
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re: HVAC Issue and Company Trying to Take Advantage
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has condensation forming


You have hot air mixing with cold air, seal up the ducts properly


MikeBRLA
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re: HVAC Issue and Company Trying to Take Advantage
To clarify, is the condensation near where the gas furnace’s exhaust vents to the exterior of your home, or is a duct vent?


MightyYat
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re: HVAC Issue and Company Trying to Take Advantage
Was it Keefe's?


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SirSaintly
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re: HVAC Issue and Company Trying to Take Advantage
I'll have to check to see which one it is when I get home.


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keakar
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re: HVAC Issue and Company Trying to Take Advantage
You have hot air mixing with cold air, seal up the ducts properly

this ^^^^^^

plus check for condensation coming from the drain line, that vertical section before it turns down holds ice cold water that makes a lot of condensation unless you wrap it with 1 1/8" pipe insulation
This post was edited on 11/12 at 2:59 pm


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