If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These shifts over the years can cause it to separate and allow air to escape. Leaks can hike your utility costs and cause poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can draw 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 a few other clues 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in particular rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Strogen's Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.