If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be adequate for up-to-date high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their related parts—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 shifts over the years can cause it to break apart and leak. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling bills and cause poor indoor air quality. Compromised 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 occur during the summer, 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 very dusty, or allergies are bad at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in specific sections of your home.
4.You can see ducts that are kinked.
5.You smell a strong mildew odor when your HVAC system is heating or cooling.
Having Midway Services add new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through better temperature management and air quality. Plus, it can boost your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.