If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your energy expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can draw in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain 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 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty scent when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.