If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These shifts over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your energy costs and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw 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 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.