If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down 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 drive up your heating and cooling expenses and cause poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull in and circulate 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 signs 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 particular rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold scent when your HVAC system is on.
Having Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.