If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They reach their maximum life span 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 leak. Leaks can hike your utility expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw 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 form 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 very dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold odor when your HVAC unit is on.
Having Bob Brown Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.