If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They hit their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These movements over the years can cause it to separate and leak. Leaks can increase your utility costs and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can bring in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Condensation can form during the summer, 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 very dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in particular rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Comfortech Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.