If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling bills and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could be where some of your ductwork is located. Water buildup can appear during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other hints that can indicate ductwork needs to be replaced:
1.Your ducts are more than 15 years old.
2.Your home is excessively dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.