If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related pieces—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 movements over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can drive up your heating and cooling bills and cause poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Water buildup can appear during high temperatures, 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 very dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.