If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They reach their maximum life span 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 allow air to escape. Leaks can increase your energy expenses and lead 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 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 a few 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 kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew odor when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.