When is the Right Time to Replace Your Home's Ducts?

The average lifespan of ducts is between 20 and 25 years, but they can start to show signs of wear and tear after 15 years. This can have a major impact on the efficiency of your air conditioning system, so it's best to replace them before any serious issues arise. Common problems include pests, gaps, or even collapsed sections of the ducts, which can lead to drafts or congested areas in your home. Like any other piece of equipment, the duct system also ages over time.

Joints, seals, and connections can become weak and malfunction. As the duct network deteriorates, it can reduce comfort and increase energy costs. To avoid these issues, you should replace the ducts every 10 years to ensure that they remain in good condition and provide high indoor air quality. If you're considering repairing or replacing your ducts, it's important to hire an experienced professional. AAA Heating and Cooling can help you determine if a complete duct repair or replacement would be most beneficial and make expert suggestions.

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