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Dust in the Home

5 Reasons Why Dust is Accumulating Your Home

Sometimes it feels like no matter how often you clean, you can’t stay ahead of the dust piling up in your home. You can dust a shelf one day, only to find it just as covered the next morning. There are perfectly standard reasons why dust is accumulating in your home, and refreshingly simple solutions.

Here are 5 of the most common causes of dust build-up:

1. You Have Build-up in Your Ducts

The air ducts in your home are liable to become filled with dust. This means that, as your HVAC system sends air out into your home, it carries some of those grains with it. That is why, no matter how much you clean, you can’t stay ahead of the build-up in your home. There is a never-ending supply of dust in the vents that is blown out to replace what you have just cleaned.

This problem has an easy solution: you need to have your ducts cleaned. Once your ducts are cleaned, you’ll have clean air blowing through your HVAC system and your problem should become a thing of the past.

2. You Need More Filtration

Some homes bring in more dirt than others. If your house is prone to excessive accumulation, you may require more filtration than just a standard HVAC system offers. Consider investing in an air purifier to help alleviate the problem.

3. The Filters in Your HVAC System are Dirty

A dirty filter is a nonfunctional filter. Changing the filters in your HVAC system a few times a year can help eliminate dust build up.

4. Your HVAC System Needs a Tune-Up

Like any mechanical equipment, HVAC systems require regular maintenance. Vents can be clogged, parts can jam up, and connections can loosen, all of which lessens the efficiency of your system and can cause significant accumulation. You should call in a technician twice a year to take care of these odds and ends.

5. You Need a Better Vacuum

Not all vacuum cleaners are created equally, and if your home is inundated with dust you may want to consider an upgrade. Your vacuum should help eliminate dust, not spread it around.

If you have an excessive amount of dust in your home, any issues mentioned above may be the culprit. Call us at Robert Bair and we can help solve the problem.