If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These shifts over the years can cause it to separate and allow air to escape. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can occur during periods of high humidity, 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 very dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in particular rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Calverley Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.