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 pieces—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 lose air. Leaks can drive up your energy costs 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 the summer, 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 worse 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 mold odor when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.