The Importance of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

At The Bosworth Company, we talk a lot about the importance of maintaining your HVAC unit to ensure comfort in your home. But there’s a major component of HVAC that can often get overlooked. The system itself may be running just fine, but if your ducts are old, torn, crushed, or dirty, the air the unit produces can’t get to your home. In this post, we’ll discuss the important role air ducts play in keeping the whole system running smoothly.


Occasionally cleaning out your ductwork is an important part of keeping you comfortable inside your home. Even with good filters that are regularly changed, dirt and dust can get into your ducts, which will eventually clog up the system if not addressed. It can also lead to that dirty air circulating throughout your home. If you notice continuous and excessive dust on furniture, etc. that could be a sign that you are due for a duct cleaning.

While a home or business owner can help ducts clean by regularly changing filters, and cleaning the areas around the register grates, a full cleaning should be done by a professional.


There are a handful of additional advantages to having your ductwork regularly serviced and cleaned. Benefits include:

  • Maintaining good airflow: Ducts filled with dirt can prevent the right amount of air from being able to get through into your home. Cleaning them out will help increase airflow.
  • Cleaner recirculation: That dirt and dust in your ducts will eventually make its way to your home. Make sure to clean the ducts before that happens.
  • Remove contaminants: The cleaner the ducts, the less likely that they’ll contain harmful contaminants, bacteria, or other elements that can trigger allergies or other respiratory issues.
  • Dust removal: As mentioned above, a clean system will help prevent the accumulation of dust around your home.


Dust accumulation and airflow issues are a couple of reasons you may want to consider having your air ducts cleaned or replaced. Though we don’t offer duct cleaning, The Bosworth Company provides complete servicing of your HVAC system itself and can inspect and install new ducts if yours are worn out or have been damaged. Make an appointment online, or call us today at (432) 570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always.