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 deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can hike your utility costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can pull 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 occur during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few other clues 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 manage the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty scent when your HVAC system is on.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.