If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can hike your utility costs and cause poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can draw in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can occur during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other hints 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 certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Parker Pearce Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.