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 break down around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can drive up your heating and cooling expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can bring in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Condensation can occur during periods of high humidity, 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 very dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew odor when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Atmostemp Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through better temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.