If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related components—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 year. These movements over the years can cause it to pull apart and allow air to escape. Leaks can drive up your energy expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can pull in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Condensation can appear during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several 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 bad at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mildew odor when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Donelson Air Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.