As the weather gets nicer, you start using your air conditioning more often. If you’re about to use your home’s cooling system more often, you might want to consider whether it’s time for air duct cleaning. Your duct system can be a haven for dirt, dust, allergens, and other contaminants. Cleaning your ducts will allow air to move freely, making it easier to breathe in your home and increasing the lifespan of your system.

At 800-Duct, we provide fast and comprehensive air duct cleaning service for homes and businesses in the Providence, Newport, Narragansett, and East Greenwich, RI area, as well as Connecticut and Massachusetts. If you notice any of the following signs that it’s time for air duct cleaning, give us a call to schedule a consultation!

Dust is Collecting

If dust is accumulating in your home no matter how often you clean, it could mean that you need to clean your ducts! Check your return and air supply vents around your house; if you notice that they are visibly dirty or dusty, carefully remove a vent cover or filter and take a look into the ductwork. If you see a lot of dust and dirt, your home could benefit from duct cleaning. Make sure that you are regularly replacing your system filter to offset the need for cleaning as long as possible.

You Detect Mold or Mildew 

We all know how dust can affect our respiratory health, but mold or mildew can really cause some damage. Not only can it make allergies and respiratory problems worse, it can spread quickly throughout your home and cause further problems. If your ductwork is developing condensation, mold can begin to collect. If you are noticing a musty smell throughout your home, or if you can see mold growing in or near your vents, it’s important to act quickly to restore your home’s indoor air quality. An experienced duct cleaning company can identify and resolve any mold issues; we can then take precautions to help prevent mold from returning. 

Pests Have Moved In

If you have had any sort of pest infestation in your home, you should get your ducts cleaned. If rodents or certain insects make their way into your ducts, their nests and droppings could send tiny fecal spores traveling through your home’s ductwork, contaminating your indoor air quality. Even after you address the pest issue, cleaning your ducts can ensure that all traces of contamination are eliminated. 

You’ve Recently Built or Renovated Your Home

Construction generates dust. Even when contractors close off their work areas and clean everything up, dust and debris are incredibly likely to get into your vents. Construction and remodeling dust can contain some nasty particles, so cleaning your ducts might be a good idea if you have recently completed any sort of home renovation project.

You’ve Noticed a Spike in Utility Bills

Your heating and cooling costs can fluctuate depending on a number of factors, but they should be remaining fairly consistent from year to year. If you notice a significant spike in your energy bill that you can’t explain, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is working harder than usual due to dust and dirt buildup in your ducts. A professional technician can help identify whether you have a leak or you simply need your ducts cleaned. 

Contact Us for Air Duct Cleaning Today

If you think it’s time for a thorough duct cleaning project, contact 800-Duct today to schedule a consultation! We serve homes, condos, businesses, and even watercraft throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut!