If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC systems. 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 movements over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling bills and cause poor indoor air quality. Cracked 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. Moisture can occur during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of 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 mildew scent when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having Epperson Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.