If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down 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 pull apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can increase your energy expenses and contribute 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 house some of your ductwork. Condensation 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 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC unit is running.
Having Mountainwest Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.