If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They arrive at 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 energy bills and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could be where some of your ductwork is located. Water buildup can occur during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of other signs 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Midland Air Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.