If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They reach their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can hike your utility expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Cracked 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 appear during the summer, 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mildew smell when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having Bob Brown Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.