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 change in temperatures. These movements over the years can cause it to separate and allow air to escape. Leaks can increase your utility costs 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 house some of your ductwork. Moisture can form during high temperatures, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a couple of other signs 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 manage the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC equipment is heating or cooling.
Having Orangutan Home Services install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through improved temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.