If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They reach their maximum usability 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 leak. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can pull in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Water buildup can form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few other hints that can indicate ductwork needs to be replaced:
1.Your ducts are more than 15 years old.
2.Your home is excessively dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty scent when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Barlow Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.