If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with modern high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Ducts and their related components—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at 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 leak. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling costs and lead 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 be where some of your ductwork is located. Moisture can appear during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork
There are several 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 worse at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in particular sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are misshapen.
5.You smell a strong musty odor when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having Matz-Rightway put in new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.