If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—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 seasons. These movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your utility costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull 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 several other clues 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 particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC unit is on.
Having Strand Brothers Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.