If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Condensation can form 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.