If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They hit their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These movements over the years can cause it to separate and leak. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Condensation 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.