If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They hit their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your utility costs and cause poor indoor air quality. Compromised 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. Condensation can form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.