If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can drive up your utility bills 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 house some of your ductwork. Condensation can appear during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other signs that can indicate ductwork needs to be replaced:
1.Your ducts are more than 15 years old.
2.Your home is extremely dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in particular rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.