A leaky air duct can significantly diminish the quality of the air circulating throughout your home. Spot Free HVAC Services can inspect and repair your commercial and residential ductwork so that it functions efficiently and effectively.
Air ducts are no different than other systems within the home. The typical lifespan for a flexible air duct is 10 to 15 years. They will age and lose effectiveness over time. As with other systems, they require regular maintenance to keep them functioning properly. As these ducts age, the joints come loose and the material holding them together can wear thin and holes can develop.
Preventing Health Risk
This reduces airflow throughout the home while making it possible for mold, bacteria, and volatile organic compounds to enter the system and circulate throughout the home. In homes built before 1980, the insulation or adhesive used to seal the duct may contain asbestos. As the insulating material breaks down, it can be picked up and circulated. The EPA ranks inhaling indoor air pollution as the among the top five health risks in the nation, and the best way to ensure that the air quality in your home remains healthy is to replace aging air ducts with modern, energy efficient systems.
Residential and commercial air ducts should be inspected every 3 to 5 years. This helps identify problems in the air ducts and keeps the blower system functioning properly. It is a simple step that can extend the operational lifespan of the HVAC system. Regular inspections also help uncover small issues before they become big problems.