If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—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 changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your heating and cooling bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Separated 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. Water buildup can appear 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 manage the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Eveready 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.