If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related components—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 year. These shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your energy bills and contribute 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 a couple of 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 control the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mildew scent when your HVAC system is on.
Having Peachtree Service Experts install new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through superior temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.