If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These movements over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can bring 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 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 very dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having D&K Home Services by Enercare add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.