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 break down around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability 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 leak. Leaks can drive up your utility bills and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could be where some of your ductwork is located. Water buildup can appear during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add 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.