If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum usefulness 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 cause poor indoor air quality. Cracked ducts can bring in and diffuse pollen, dust and other impurities.
Your attic, crawl space, garage or other uninsulated space could contain some of your ductwork. Condensation can occur during the summer, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are a few other signs that can indicate ductwork needs to be replaced:
1.Your ducts are more than 15 years old.
2.Your home is excessively 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 smell when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having McKinley Heating Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.