If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can hike your energy expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can occur during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.