If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—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 seasons. These shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and lose air. Leaks can hike your utility bills and lead to poor indoor air quality. Compromised 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. Moisture can form during the summer, 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 excessively dusty, or allergies are more severe at home.
3.You can’t control the temperature in specific rooms.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong mold scent when your HVAC equipment is on.
Having San Antonio Air Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more pleasant—and healthier—through improved temperature control and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.