If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—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 shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can increase your energy expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw 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. Condensation can form during periods of high humidity, 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty scent when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.