If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum life span 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 allow air to escape. Leaks can drive up your energy expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Condensation can form during high temperatures, 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Coastal Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.