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 deteriorate around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These changes over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can hike your utility expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Moisture can appear during the summer, 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 very 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 odor when your HVAC system is on.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.