If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They reach their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to separate and leak. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling expenses and lead to 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 be where some of your ductwork is located. Moisture can form 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 manage the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty scent when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add 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.