If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your utility costs and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could be where some of your ductwork is located. Condensation can occur during periods of high humidity, 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 control the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Teays Valley Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.