If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They reach their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your utility costs and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Water buildup can form during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few other hints 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in certain rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC system is running.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.