Dust is an all too common problem in Central Arizona homes, and it is more than an annoyance. Dust reduces your indoor air quality, aggravates allergy and asthma symptoms and makes your home feel less than clean. To help minimize dust in your home, simply incorporate the following tips into your home maintenance routine.
Minimize Dust Tips
- Change your HVAC unit’s air filter often, or as directed by the manufacturer’s instructions. Most experts agree that the air filter should be changed frequently, but time frames may vary depending on various factors such as weather.
- Sealing air leaks not only helps to minimize dust, it also makes your home more energy efficient and lowers your energy consumption.
- Vent your clothes dryer outside, and regular inspect the vent for any damage or obstructions. Debris such as trapped lint can cause it not to vent properly. This means all that lent is blown back into your home. If any damage is founded, replace with a metal duct. Furthermore, make sure to clean the vent duct at least once a year.
- Take off your shoes before entering the home. This will help prevent debris — such as dust, dirt and pollen — from entering your home.
- Consider hiring a trusted HVAC company to clean your ducts if you are concerned about excessive dust buildup inside them.
- Consider replacing dust-attracting curtains with blinds, and carpets with hardwood floors.
Cleaning Tips to Help Minimize Dust
- Dust your home about twice a week with a microfiber cloth. Don’t use a feather duster as this just simply pushes the dust back into the air.
- Start dusting at the highest point in the room — such as the top of the ceiling fan blades — and work your way to the lowest point.
- Vacuum your home at least once a week with a vacuum cleaner that contains a HEPA filter.
For more tips on how to minimize dust, contact the experts at Wolff Mechanical. We have provided home comfort services to the Central Arizona for over 22 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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