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 components—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They hit their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can increase 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 a couple of other hints 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC unit is on.
Having Stevenson Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.