If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They reach their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling bills and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can pull in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Water buildup can form 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having D.A. Bennett Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.