How to Control Dust All Over Your Home and HVAC System

How to Control Dust All Over Your Home and HVAC SystemIf the accumulation of dust in your Greater Cleveland home is getting you down, we totally understand. Controlling dust always seems to be a non-stop job the plagues homeowners on a regular basis. The good news is that we’ve taken the time to compile some of our favorite dust-fighting tips just for you:

Consider New Flooring

The truth is, the fibers of your carpet are really good at holding dust until you walk across them, which spreads that dust into the air. You can prevent this by replacing your carpets with flooring that is easier to clean, such as tile, wood, or laminate.

Vacuum Every Few Days

If you’d prefer to keep your carpet, then you must be diligent when it comes to vacuuming. Not only do you need to vacuum at least every 2-3 days, it is imperative that you use a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter for maximum results.

Replace the Air Filter

Your HVAC system’s air filter is great at keeping the air being distributed throughout your home as clean as possible. Unfortunately, even the best filters fill up over time, which greatly decreases their efficiency or even stops it altogether. Replace these filters every 1-3 months, as needed.

Use Microfiber Cloths

Feather dusters are so “yesterday.” They might be pretty, but when it comes to capturing dust, they’re not very good because they usually just spread the irritants around. The best alternative is the use of microfiber cloths, which are equipped with an electromagnetic charge that attracts and holds the dust.

Clean Up the Clutter

When you clean up your home, do you clean around any stacks of boxes, files, and whatnot? This means you’re leaving all the dust that has found itself on these items. Cleaning up these piles of “stuff” will help reduce the amount of dust.

For more expert help on controlling dust, or if you have any other questions related to home comfort, please contact the professionals at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning, & Plumbing. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of the Greater Cleveland area since the 1940’s.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues. For more information about controlling dust and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or give us a call at 440-345-8795.

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