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 hit their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can increase your utility expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Cracked 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. Moisture can form during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several other clues 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 more severe at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC unit is on.
Having Rob's Albertan Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.