If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can hike your utility expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw in and diffuse 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 hints 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Air Engineers Service Experts 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.