If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—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 change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Compromised 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. Water buildup can occur during the summer, 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in certain rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Neal Harris Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.