Why Is Your Home So Dusty?

dusty home, dusty house, vent cleaningA house naturally collects dust. All you can really do in response is wipe the table surfaces and upholstery. Where exactly is all this dust coming from anyway? We’ll explain what causes a dusty home and what you can do to minimize it.

Dirty Air Ducts

The air ducts collect dust, not to mention a host of other debris, such as insect remains and droppings. When the HVAC switches on, all that stuff blows into the rooms through the vents. This is precisely why you need to schedule an air duct cleaning at least once a year. Dust from air vents is especially problematic for carpeted homes. The carpet fibers can hold onto buckets full of dust. Vacuuming only removes the surface layer.

On the subject of air ducts, punctures in the ducts are another problem. When the HVAC comes on, the suction can pull air and accompanying pollutants from the outdoors and blow them indoors.

Dirty Dryer Vents

If you’ve never cleaned the dryer vent before, then by now it probably has loads of lint clogging the filter. While the dryer blows most of the lint outside, some of it remains behind after every laundry load. When the dryer vent is clogged, some of that lint makes its way indoors.

Poor-Quality AC Filter

Most AC systems utilize a standard fiberglass air filter. The problem is that most of these filters have a fairly low Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating. We recommend a MERV rating of five or higher to adequately filter dust. No matter the rating, you should also replace the filter at least once a year.

We Produce Squeaky Clean Ducts

Call Aurora Edmonds Furnace Cleaning to schedule an examination of your ducts, vents, and furnace. Dust is a symptom that the air ducts are long due for a checkup. A dusty home is the direct result of dirty ducts and vents.

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