If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling costs and cause poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull 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 appear 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC unit is heating or cooling.
Having Chief/Bauer Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.