If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They hit their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your heating and cooling bills and cause poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could be where some of your ductwork is located. Water buildup can form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC system is running.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.