If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your energy costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated 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. 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Broad Ripple Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.