If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can drive up your energy costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Moisture can form during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few 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 particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Pardee Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.