Dust has been a familiar enemy for homeowners for generations. Mostly comprised of dead skin cells, dust is certainly not something you want hanging around your floors and surfaces. New cleaning products have made cleaning dust much easier than ever before, but preventing dust from accumulating in the first place is a much tougher task to tackle.
While it might be impossible to completely prevent dust in your home, there are steps you can take to reduce the amount you find hiding under your furniture or on your shelves.
Do you know when your home was built? Older homes are notorious for gathering dust for a few reasons, one glaring issue being outdated ductwork. Finding a way to inspect your ventilation system might sound difficult, but a simple visual inspection is all you need to determine if you’re in dire need of professional services.
Some older homes will have ducts made of what is known as “duct board” instead of the usual sheet metal. This is a major red flag, as “duct board” will be much more prone to deterioration, and once they fall apart they will immediately begin sucking in dusty air and circulating it throughout your home. Any “duct board” used in your home needs to be replaced with sheet metal vents as soon as possible.
One of the best ways to eliminate airborne dust particles is with a brand new air purifier. If you or someone in your family has severe dust allergies, you stand to benefit tremendously from a state-of-the-art air purifier.
Designed to only trap airborne dust particles, air purifiers allow you to shift your focus on dusty surfaces. Remember to change the filters frequently for best results. It is in your best interests to have one air purifier in each room; they only clean the air in the room they are currently in.
Keeping your HVAC system stocked with fresh air filters will help drastically reduce the amount of dust circulating around your home. It is a good idea to change air filters as frequently as once a month.
When picking out air filters, choose pleated filters. They trap more particles and some even come charged with electrostatic to actually attract airborne pollutants, such as pollen. Staying on top of replacing your air filters will create a noticeably less dusty home.
If you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of dust in your home or suspect your system could be to blame, contact A&A HVAC Services immediately. Dust can create a health hazard and any over-exposure to too much dust is certainly favorable to anyone’s health.