If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—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 seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to separate and leak. Leaks can drive up your utility bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can pull in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Water buildup can occur during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other signs 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 control the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mildew odor when your HVAC unit is on.
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 boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.