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 year. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling costs and contribute 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 house some of your ductwork. 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 signs 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 control the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Golden Seal Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.