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 movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can increase your utility bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Moisture can appear 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 extremely 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 mildew odor when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having Peitz Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.