If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—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 movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can increase your utility expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can pull 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. Water buildup can form during high temperatures, 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold scent when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Knochelmann Service Experts put in 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.