If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can increase your utility 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 house some of your ductwork. Moisture can occur 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in certain rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC system is on.
Having Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.