Keeping your house clean can seem like a never ending task. A big culprit of that forever cleaning feeling is due to dust. Even cleaning regularly, your home will still get dusty and some homes faster than others.
Why Is My House so Dusty?
One of the biggest causes for a dusty home is mostly likely your HVAC SYSTEM. Your HVAC System including the air ducts act as the lungs of your home circulating air throughout your home. If not properly maintained, it can result in a very dusty home.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS:
Change Air Filters Regularly: These filters help to collect dirt and other particles to keep them from circulating through your home. Over time, they become dirty and must be replaced. If they are not replaced, your HVAC system cannot work efficiently and dust will begin to be circulated through your home.
Check for Duct Leakage: If your ductwork isn’t properly sealed, air traveling through them enters the home without first being filtered. Therefore, dust, dirt, debris and other containments from unconditioned spaces I.e. Attic gets sucked into your ducts. This polluted air is then spread through your home.
How Dust Enters Ductwork
Your HVAC system is located outside where you will find dirt, outdoor dust, dander, and other debris. The HVAC system sucks in these different contaminants that then end up traveling through your ductwork, especially leaky ductwork.
When your HVAC system is connected to leaky ductwork, it allows air to enter the system without going through the air filter meant to catch dirt and debris. As a result, your HVAC system will be releasing dirty air into your home.
The Trouble with Dust
While dust can be a nuisance, having a dusty home can exacerbate different health issues. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology estimates that 50% of all illnesses are caused by poor indoor air quality (IAQ). The EPA lists indoor pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to public health, causing 8.5 million deaths each year.
The biggest step you can take to help eliminate dust is to seal your HVAC system’s ductwork.
Sealing leaky ducts:
– Decreases dust in the home
– Ensures less frequent filter changes
– Improves indoor air quality
– Decreases energy consumption
– Extends the life of your HVAC system
– Reduces utility bills
Call Advanced Air Duct Cleaning today for your duct sealing quote.