If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your utility costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked 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. Water buildup can appear 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC system is running.
Having Stevenson Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.