If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate 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 leak. Leaks can drive up your utility 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. 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 very dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Atmostemp Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.