If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. 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 changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your utility expenses and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can draw 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 form during periods of high humidity, 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 extremely dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in certain sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty smell when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
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 boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.