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 reach their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your utility expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Water buildup can appear during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few 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 regulate the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC system is on.
Having Climate Control Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.