If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They reach their maximum usefulness around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the year. These movements over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can hike your heating and cooling bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can draw in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could house some of your ductwork. Water buildup can occur during periods of high humidity, 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 very dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t manage the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty scent when your HVAC system is running.
Having Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air install new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.