If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your energy expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can form during high temperatures, 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC unit is on.
Having Roland J. Down Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.