If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can hike your energy bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Condensation can occur 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC system is running.
Having R & M Climate Control Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.