If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your utility bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Water buildup can appear during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other signs 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 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 unit is running.
Having A1 Chesney Service Experts put in 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.