If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. 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 changes over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling bills and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can pull in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Condensation can appear during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of other hints 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
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 pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.