If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to separate and leak. Leaks can drive up your heating and cooling costs and lead to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can pull 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 occur during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few other clues 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in particular rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Church Services put in new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.