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Why Is My House So Dusty?

Written by A. Borrelli Mechanical on 09.15.20

why is my house dusty

Keeping a clean home is something many people pride themselves on. Sometimes it might feel like dust never stops appearing no matter how much you clean. Here are a few things that may be the cause for your dusty home.

1. Your HVAC Filter is Cheap

There's a reason people still use the saying "you get what you pay for," and HVAC filters are no different. Even if you regularly clean a cheap filter, air particles can still slip through. Consider investing in a filter that removes particles rather than letting them build up, such as a UV filter.

2. Your HVAC Filter is Old

Your HVAC filter should be changed every 90 days, especially after a long summer of use. If you start to see dust collecting more than usual, think about when the last time you replaced your filter was. 

3. Your Carpet Needs to be Cleaned

Dust settles also settles into places you don't see, like your carpet. Try to vacuum one or twice a week in order to avoid kicking dust back into the air to settle elsewhere.

4. Your Windows and Doors are Open

dusting the windowsIt's finally cool enough to keep the windows open and let the fall breeze come in. But keep in mind that with the air also comes outdoor allergens. Pollen and dust can get blown into your home, causing dust to accumulate more quickly.

5. You Have Leaky Air ducts

If you start to see dust piling up after you run your HVAC system, it could be a sign you have leaky air ducts. If your HVAC pipes and ducts aren't properly sealed, particles can reverse back into the air and leave excess dust in your home.

6. Your Humidity Level is Off

Just like humid air can create a home for mold, dry air is the perfect breeding ground for dust. Finding an equilibrium in your home's humidity level is essential to not only your health, but your HVAC system's as well.

7. You Need an Air Purifier

An air purifier's job is to remove dust and particles from the air that eventually settle into layers on your surfaces. This is particularly useful for people with allergies and asthma. 

You Need To Call in a Professional

If you're tired of constantly cleaning settled dust in your home, A. Borrelli can help you get to the bottom of it. A routine maintenance check can ensure you don't have leaky air ducts. We can also help you find an air purifying system or dehumidifier that it right for your home.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality 

Topics: Air Quality, Upgrade Your HVAC, Dehumidifier