If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They arrive at 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 increase your energy expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated 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. Moisture can appear during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in certain rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.