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 year. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your heating and cooling expenses and lead 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 be where some of your ductwork is located. Moisture can appear during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of other hints 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 specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having D & K Heating Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.