If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—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 seasons. These movements over the years can cause it to break apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can drive up your energy expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked 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. Moisture 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 hints 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 control the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Coastal Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.