Controlling dust in your home may seem like a never-ending chore. However, if you want a cleaner home with more healthful indoor air quality, you’re going to have to deal with dust regularly. This is especially true during the winter when you’re spending more time indoors. So, before you pick up that feather duster, read on to learn more effective ways to control dust.
Your HVAC system can take a lot of the fuss over controlling dust. In fact, to truly control dust in your home, you must utilize and maintain your heating, cooling and duct systems so they don’t contribute to poor indoor air quality.
- Filter: Changing your furnace filter regularly is one of the simplest chores you can do to cut down on household dust. Check the filter monthly when your HVAC system is operating more frequently.
- Ducts: Have you looked inside your air ducts lately? Use a flashlight to look inside each supply register. If the ducts are dirty, consider a good cleaning by a reputable HVAC pro.
- Maintenance: Semi-annual maintenance for your HVAC system keeps parts clean and less dust in your home.
- Air purifier: Whole-house air purifiers remove dust and scores of other airborne pollutants. Good choices for air purifiers include electronic air cleaners, UV light systems, HEPA filtration or a combination of these technologies.
Home Cleaning Tips
The tools and techniques you use to clean your home matter. First of all, put down that feather duster. Use microfiber cloths, damp cloths or moist wipes instead to clean surfaces. If you have carpeting in your home, make sure your vacuum uses a HEPA filter. Microfiber brooms work well for cleaning hard flooring.
Bedrooms and closets are two areas in your home that need extra attention for removing and preventing dust. Wash your bedding often to remove allergens. If your closets are cluttered, organize them. Dust collects on unused and seasonal clothing. Store these items in boxes. The less clutter the better!
For more tips on controlling dust and making your Grand Traverse County home more healthful, contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing today!
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Traverse City, Michigan and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about controlling dust and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 231-714-6196.
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