If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling bills and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can pull 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 occur during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other clues that can indicate ductwork needs to be replaced:
1.Your ducts are more than 15 years old.
2.Your home is extremely dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold scent when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Epperson Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.