If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can increase your energy expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw in and spread 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 periods of high humidity, 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC system is running.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.