If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They hit their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These changes over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can increase your utility expenses and cause 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. Water buildup can form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few other hints 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 manage the temperature in certain rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Rolf Griffin Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.