If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They reach their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to separate and allow air to escape. Leaks can drive up your energy bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can occur during the summer, 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 control the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC system is running.
Having Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.