Dust is an unavoidable problem in the house. While there’s little you can do to eradicate it completely, there are several steps you can take to minimize the buildup in your Henderson, Nevada, home. Look for dust hiding in these key places, and take steps to get rid of it:
In Your Air Filter
Your air filter’s primary purpose is capturing dust and debris. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that this is a prime place for airborne irritants to accumulate. Unfortunately, the unseen air filter is easy to overlook. You should change it at least every three months. If you haven’t done so, there’s probably an abundance of dust hiding there.
On Your Clothing
Your clothing fibers offer the perfect place for dust to settle, particularly if items go unworn for a period of time. Cover items that you don’t wear often with plastic, or store them in sealed boxes to protect them. Keep out only what’s seasonally appropriate and what you regularly use.
In Home Decor
Have you recently pulled out seasonal holiday decorations? There’s probably a plethora of dust nestled in that wreath or artificial tree. Shake items off outdoors. Run the fan on your HVAC system to clear the air while you decorate, and vacuum any items that appear dusty.
Inside Your HVAC System
Finally, don’t forget about your HVAC system. Dust gathers inside your HVAC system where it’s difficult to reach.
The best way to tackle this hidden trove of allergens and irritants is with regular HVAC maintenance. During an annual tune-up, your service technician will thoroughly clean the inside of your system. As a result, you’ll benefit from cleaner air and a more efficient HVAC unit.
Are you still suffering from poor indoor air quality despite your best efforts? Contact Sun Country Heating & Cooling at 702-534-3375. We offer indoor air quality solutions that will help you tackle even the most stubborn dust.
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