If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—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 change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your utility bills and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Moisture can form during periods of high humidity, 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Fras-Air/General Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.