If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related components—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 year. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can increase your utility bills and contribute 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 contain some of your ductwork. Water buildup can form during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other signs 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in particular rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC system is on.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.