If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They reach their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These changes over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can increase your energy costs and cause poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can bring in and circulate 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 couple of 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 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 unit is running.
Having Freschi Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.