If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum life span 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 hike your heating and cooling bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Water buildup can form 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC system is running.
Having Falso Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.