If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can increase your utility bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can bring 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. Water buildup can occur during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other clues that can indicate ductwork needs to be replaced:
1.Your ducts are more than 15 years old.
2.Your home is extremely dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Comfort Masters Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.