If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can drive up your energy costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Water buildup can occur during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other hints 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 manage the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Becht/Givens Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.