If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can increase your energy expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Water buildup can occur during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few other signs 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.