If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for today’s high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to break down around 15 years. They reach their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can drive up your energy bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can draw 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 high temperatures, 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 regulate the temperature in certain rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold scent when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Peachtree Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.