If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These shifts over the years can cause it to pull apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling costs and cause poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can bring in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Condensation can occur during the summer, 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Strand Brothers Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.