If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—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 contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Moisture can appear during periods of high humidity, 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 very dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.