If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They reach their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can hike your utility costs and lead to 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. Moisture can appear 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 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 regulate the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew odor when your HVAC unit is on.
Having Golden Seal Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.