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 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 movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your utility bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring 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 occur during the summer, 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold scent when your HVAC equipment is on.
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.