If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s 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 seasons. These movements over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can drive up your energy expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can appear during high temperatures, 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 manage the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew odor when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having Freschi Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.