If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can hike your utility bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw 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 form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of other signs that can indicate ductwork needs to be replaced:
1.Your ducts are more than 15 years old.
2.Your home is very dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC system is on.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.