If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for up-to-date 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 movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can increase your utility bills and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Water buildup 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold scent when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having All American Air Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.