If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These movements over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can increase your energy costs and lead to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can draw in and circulate pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Water buildup can form during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several 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 regulate the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Wesley Wood Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can improve your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.