If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They hit their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the seasons. These changes over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can drive up your energy costs and cause 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 contain some of your ductwork. Water buildup 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 clues 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong musty scent when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having TML Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.