If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They reach their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to separate and leak. Leaks can hike your utility bills and lead to 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. Condensation can form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Sunbeam Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.