If you live in an older home, your ductwork might not be compatible with today’s high-efficiency HVAC technology. Ducts and their related parts—seams, seals and joists—begin to deteriorate around 15 years. They arrive at their maximum usability around 20 to 25 years.
Ductwork also expands and contracts throughout the change in temperatures. These shifts over the years can cause it to separate and lose air. Leaks can increase your heating and cooling bills and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compromised ducts can bring 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 occur 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 very dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
3.You can’t regulate the temperature in certain areas.
4.You can see ducts that are crushed.
5.You smell a strong musty scent when your HVAC equipment is running.
Having Winnipeg Supply Service Experts put in new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through superior temperature regulation and air quality. Plus, it can increase your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.