If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—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 hike your utility expenses and lead 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 contain some of your ductwork. Water buildup 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 very dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Air Engineers Service Experts put in 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.