Feb 08 2017

eliminating Dust

Dust in your Sarasota, Florida, home is more than just an eyesore. Dust can cause problems with your air quality, negatively affecting you and your family. Dust lurks in places you might not even suspect. Thorough cleaning is the best way to ensure that you’re eliminating dust throughout your home.

In Your Ducts

If your HVAC system has ducts, dust will develop in them over time. When the air blows through that dust and dirt, it negatively affects your air quality and inflames allergies. Your ducts need to be cleaned by a professional regularly. If you notice symptoms of poor IAQ in your home, have your air tested. The results of the inspection will let you know if you need to schedule a duct cleaning as well. Symptoms that indicate the presence of dust are similar to other allergic reactions and include sneezing and headaches.

Around Your Home

Dust collects around your home in the places you don’t often think to check. The top of cabinets, on your baseboards, and on crown molding are all common places. The top of your ceiling fan also collects dust especially when you don’t use it often. Clothes hanging in your closet and the crevices of furniture also collect dust. When you’re deep cleaning your home, make sure you check all these areas. Also, make sure to use a damp cloth instead of dry dusting, so you remove the dust instead of just move it around.

In Your HVAC Filter

Your HVAC filter’s job is to collect all the dirt and dust to prevent it from blowing into your home. You may not realize how quickly the filter gets clogged especially during high-use seasons like winter and summer. Check your filter regularly to make sure it’s not getting clogged. Clogged systems are harmful to the air quality, and it also makes your HVAC system have to work harder.

If you’re concerned about accumulating dust in your home, then we are here to help. Call 941-479-6060 to speak with an experienced professional at All American Heating and Cooling.

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