If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They reach their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling costs and contribute 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. Moisture can appear during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several 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 rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC equipment 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 regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.