If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum usefulness 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 expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could be where some of your ductwork is located. Condensation can occur during high temperatures, 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew odor when your HVAC system is running.
Having A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.