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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 get rid of all the dust in your home, it’s vital to stay on top of it. Dust can make it difficult to breathe. It can make health conditions, like asthma and allergies, even worse. If you find your home overrun with dust, consider the following reasons.

Your Vacuum is Old

Has your vacuum has seen better days? Is it not able to deal with the dirt, which can increase with pets or children? It may be time to look for a better option. If dust is a problem, you’ll want a vacuum with a HEPA filter. This traps dust rather than kicks it back up into the air and onto your furniture. Replacing carpet with hard floors also 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. A whole-home humidifier catches and traps any pollutants in the air. If only some rooms seem to collect dust, a standalone air purifier might be enough to deal with the issue. This leaves 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 a clogged filter slows things down. This can happen if you do not change or clean the filter enough. Quarterly is often recommended. Some homes may need more frequent maintenance. A cardboard filter will need a new replacement. With plastic filters, you can rinse these filters off. Dry before returning to your HVAC system.

Your HVAC Needs Maintenance

It’s best to schedule maintenance twice per. Do this once in the spring and once in the fall. Do this to make sure that your HVAC is ready before you use either the heat or cooling on full power. This can remove dust buildup in your system. This dust can spread through your home as the machine operates. Plus, your HVAC may work better after maintenance. Plus, it saves you money, and maintenance can extend its life.

You Have Dirty Ducts

If your HVAC ducts are dirty, then that dust will blow through your home whenever the system is operating. This makes it harder to breathe and adds a thick layer of dust to the surfaces in your home. Schedule a duct cleaning with an HVAC professional whenever you buy a house. Have them visit every few years after.
Call the experts at Thornton Heating Service today. Schedule an inspection or maintenance appointment with an HVAC professional.