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5 Reasons Why Dust is Accumulating Your Home

March 5th, 2020 by cverdone

Why Dust is Accumulating Your Home

Although it may be impossible to eliminate all the dust in your home, it’s crucial to stay on top of it. Dust is not just unsightly; it can make it difficult to breathe and exacerbate health conditions such as asthma and allergies. If you find your home overrun with dust, consider the following reasons.

Your Vacuum is Old

Whether your vacuum has seen better days or simply isn’t up to the job of dealing with your particular brand of dirt, which can be increased by pets or children, it may be time to look for a better option. If dust is a problem, you’ll specifically want a vacuum with a HEPA filter, which traps dust rather than kicks it back up into the air and onto your furniture. Alternatively, replacing carpet with hard floors takes away potential hiding places of dust.

Your Have Inadequate Air Cleaning

The standard HVAC filter will work for many homes, but it might not be enough if you have pets. Noticeable dust may call for more powerful filtration such as a whole-home purifier that catches and traps any pollutants in the air. If, on the other hand, only some rooms seem to collect dust, a standalone air purifier might be enough to deal with the issue and leave the air cleaner and easy for your family and pets to breathe.

The Filter Is Dirty

In some cases, the filtration system of your HVAC is strong enough but is hampered by a clogged filter. This can happen if you do not change or clean the filter enough. Quarterly is typically recommended; although, some homes may benefit from more frequent maintenance. A cardboard filter will be replaced entirely, while plastic filters can be rinsed and dried thoroughly before returning to your HVAC.

Your HVAC Needs Maintenance

It’s best to schedule maintenance twice per, in spring and fall, to ensure that your HVAC is up to snuff before you use either the heat or cooling on full power. This maintenance can remove dust buildup from within your system, which can be spread to your home as the machine operates. Plus, your HVAC may work more efficiently after maintenance, saving you money, and maintenance can extend its life.

You Have Dirty Ducts

If your HVAC ducts are dirty, then that dust will be blown into your home whenever the system is operating, making it harder to breathe and adding a thick layer of dust to the surfaces in your home that you simply cannot keep up with. You should schedule a duct cleaning appointment with an HVAC Professional whenever you buy a house and every few years after.

Call the experts at Thornton Heating Service today to schedule an inspection or maintenance appointment with an HVAC professional.