If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These shifts over the years can cause it to pull apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling costs and cause poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can bring in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can occur 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in particular rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through better temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.