If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to separate and leak. Leaks can increase your utility expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked 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 high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few other hints 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold scent when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having Levy & Son Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.