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 changes over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling expenses 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 be where some of your ductwork is located. Moisture can form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few other signs 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 manage the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew 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 boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.