If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient 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 changes over the years can cause it to separate and leak. Leaks can drive up your energy expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compromised 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. Moisture can occur during the summer, 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.