If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your energy costs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw in and spread 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 few 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 certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Jack Nelson Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.