If you clean your home only to turn around the next day to find it dusty again, it may seem like you are fighting a losing battle. While it’s impossible to prevent dust from ever returning, it is possible to maintain a dust-free home for a longer period of time. Here are five easy steps you can take toward dust-free living:
- Keep the outside out. Place doormats at all entrances to remove as much debris from shoes as possible. The dirt that you track in will eventually become dust if you let it, so keep it outside where it belongs.
- Control the humidity. Maintain a percentage of 40 to 50 percent humidity within your home to eliminate static electricity, which attracts and holds dust. The proper humidity will not only help improve your indoor air quality, it will also keep you healthier and more comfortable.
- Keep your library behind glass. Consider moving books and knick knacks to shelving with doors. Both are dust collectors, and by placing them behind glass you can still enjoy them while reducing dust.
- Clean your ducts. If it’s been awhile since you’ve had a professional duct cleaning, now may be the time. Dust and debris fall down the vents, linger in your ductwork and are stirred up each time there is air flow, contributing to the dust in your environment.
- Don’t forget your window coverings. In your efforts to maintain a dust-free home, pay special attention to what’s in front of your windows. Blinds are harder to clean, but if you love them, wipe them often with a microfiber or electrostatic cloth. If you opt for drapes, launder them regularly or use the round brush attachment of your vacuum to give them the once over from top to bottom.
For more information on how to improve indoor air quality, contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing. We are proud to serve Grand Traverse County as well as the five surrounding counties, and our commitment to excellence makes us a leader in our field.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about dust-free homes and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.