If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can pull in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could be where some of your ductwork is located. 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 control the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC system is on.
Having Climate Control Service Experts 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.