If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. 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 break apart and lose air. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling 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 appear during periods of high humidity, 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
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.