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 fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to separate and allow air to escape. Leaks can increase your utility costs and cause poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can occur during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of other clues 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Gordon's Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.