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 hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your energy costs and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Condensation can occur during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of 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 areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in 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.