If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They reach their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These movements over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can hike your utility costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house 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 several other clues 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 regulate the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC system is running.
Having A-PLUS Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.