If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usefulness 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 allow air to escape. Leaks can hike your energy costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC equipment 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.