If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit 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 pull apart and lose air. Leaks can increase your utility bills and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can pull in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could be where some of your ductwork is located. Condensation 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 particular rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC system is on.
Having Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.