If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability 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 hike your heating and cooling expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw 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 appear 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.