If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related components—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 year. These movements over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can increase your utility costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Moisture can appear during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of other hints 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC unit is on.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.