If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your energy costs and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked 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 form during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several 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 manage the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC system is on.
Having Broad Ripple Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.