Where All The Dust Come From ?
Imagine all the dust in your home: the dust on your furniture is just a fraction of that total amount. The rest of the dust is in the air, and outside waiting to come in, also in the HVAC system and the vents— it’s no wonder dusting does so little good. And vacuuming can actually make the problem worse: unless your vacuum filter is very, very effective, vacuums often suck dust out of the carpet and put it back into the air. The following are just a few of the health issues you can experience if your ducts are dirty.
- Sore Throat
- Increase in Allergies
- Coughing and Upper Respiratory Infections
- Asthma Attacks
- Weakened Immune System
In addition to dirt, dust, debris, and pet dander that accumulate in duct work, sometimes rodents and insects find their way in and either die or leave waste behind, and the germs and bacteria from that waste blow into your home when your air conditioner is running. While all of these issues are bad enough when it comes to healthy people, imagine small children or elderly residents who have compromised immune systems having to deal with the health problems caused by dirty ducts.
So What Can You Do?
Of course, regular cleaning is a must that anyone and everyone is going to have to endure during their lifetime unless you’re wealthy enough to hire someone to do it for you. To keep your home clean, follow these simple steps:
Your HVAC Filters:
if the filters are filthy, air won’t pass through, and dust will simply bounce off and settle somewhere else in the house. Invest in quality filters; you can get a recommendation on brands from a trusted HVAC contractor. Change your filters regularly, stay on top of routine maintenance, and make sure you’re not skimping on filters.
Your Air Ducts:
Air ducts can also cause real trouble. When your ducts leak, not only does that make your system work harder and less effectively, but it also allows air to escape and enter the system without passing through filters. It’s like running water through a hose with a bunch of holes in it — it’s not going to work very well.
Sealing up those ducts and giving them a good cleaning will fix these issues. You’ll probably notice less dust, and you’ll also see a boost in performance — and possibly a drop in your utility bill!
There are many other factors that can contribute to dust in the home. If you’re having these issues, don’t hesitate to call an Air duct cleaning pro you can trust. They’ll take your specific situation into account and help come up with a game plan to make your home low-dust and low-maintenance.