If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your heating and cooling costs and lead to 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 contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.