If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usability 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 leak. Leaks can increase your energy costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can pull in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Condensation can form during the summer, 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.