If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down 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 costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Moisture can form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several 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 regulate the temperature in certain rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC unit is on.
Having Finch Air Conditioning & Heating add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.