Most homeowners blame the dust that settles throughout their home on a weekly basis on their HVAC system. One of the most common myths among homeowners is that all the dust must come from dirty ductwork. While a percentage of that dust comes from the ductwork every time your unit cycles on, an even larger proportion of the dust around your home originates from some pretty surprising places!
Dust can create problems in electronics and find its way into the tiniest nooks and crannies of your home. If it's been more than six months since you had your HVAC unit cleaned and inspected, call Choice. We're the leading HVAC contractors in Garner NC. These routine service calls can help identify small problems before they become significant issues. Keeping your HVAC system clean and working efficiently can save you money on your utility bills.
While it is impossible to maintain a completely dust free home, these tips and tricks can help reduce the amount of dust in your home.
- Skip the Carpet - Carpet fibers hold and trap in dirt and dust. Laminate, tile, wood, stone or vinyl flooring are all better alternatives to the carpet when it comes to reducing the amount of dust in your home. These surfaces are easier to keep clean and don't release a cloud of dust into the air with each step. Even with regular carpet cleaning and vacuuming, dust is hard to remove from carpet.
- Just Add Water - When it comes time to knock out those weekly chores around the house, add a little bit of water. Dampening your dusting cloth or giving the hard surface floors a damp mopping rather than sweeping them helps trap and hold the dust. Damp mopping or dusting allows you to eliminate the dust, rather than just spread it around.
- Don't Forget Your Windows - Dust loves fabrics and the curtains around your windows are no exception. Regularly laundering your curtains will help cut down on the dust in the room, but for an even more dust free environment consider adding hard blinds instead of curtains. Remember to damp dust your blinds regularly to eliminate the dust there too.
- Keep It Clean - The air, that is. The air in your home is full of dust and other pollutants. Consider purchasing an air purifier to help clean and circulate the air in your home. You can get a large unit for your whole house or smaller units for individual rooms.
- Suck It Up - Trapping small dust particles around your home is easier when you have a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. Whether you vacuum once a week or every day, these powerful filters help lock away dirt and freshen the air in your home. While you have your vacuum cleaner out, be sure to clean the blades on your ceiling fan. Eliminating the dust from your ceiling fan blades can make a big difference in the amount of dust in your home.
- Splish, Splash Give Fido a Bath - Pet lovers, your four-legged friends bring in a lot of dirt and dust into your home. Reduce the amount they track in by bathing them regularly. If your dog is allowed on the bed, washing your linens once a week will help cut way down on the dust your dog deposits in your home.
We saved the biggest tip for dust reduction for last: Change your air filters. The air filters in your home do a great job of trapping dust and particles, however, when they are dirty, the air forced through them puts this dirt and dust right back into your home. Depending on the air quality in your home, Choice Heating and Air recommends changing your air filters every 4 to 6 weeks.
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