If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related pieces—seams, seals and joists—begin to fail around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum life span around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to pull apart and leak. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling expenses and lead to poor indoor air quality. Separated ducts can bring in and circulate 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 periods of high humidity, 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 manage the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mold smell when your HVAC system is on.
Having Komfort Air Service Experts add new ductwork can make your home more comfortable—and healthier—through improved temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.