If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at 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 pull apart and leak. Leaks can increase your energy expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated 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. Moisture can appear during periods of high humidity, 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.