If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They hit 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 break apart and leak. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling bills and lead 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 be where some of your ductwork is located. Water buildup can appear during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other hints that can indicate ductwork needs to be replaced:
1.Your ducts are more than 15 years old.
2.Your home is very dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in particular areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC system is running.
Having Falso Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.