If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These movements over the years can cause it to separate and leak. Leaks can increase your utility costs and lead to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring 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 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 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC system is on.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.