Many issues can cause your duct system to reach a point that requires it to be cleaned or replaced. HVAC systems that have been running for long periods of time with poor quality filters, not sealed properly, dirty coils, and blower wheel, among other reasons, can cause your ductwork to create an environment for excessive dust buildup and organic growth. If your duct system has reached that point, there are a variety of factors to help determine if it should be cleaned or replaced. Over the past few decades, the science of ductwork installation and airflow has evolved. If your current ductwork meets today’s standard in installation, airflow, and insulation value, it may be best to clean it when needed.