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Is My HVAC System Making My Home Dusty?

After spending an entire day mopping, sweeping, polishing, and dusting your home to get it clean, it can be frustrating to find that dust has returned only a few days later. Before you start thinking you’re not cleaning enough, consider the fact that your HVAC system could be the cause of all the excess dust. Here’s why :

Dirty Filters

We’ve said it time and time again — you need to change your HVAC filters regularly. While they don’t necessarily filter your air, they do catch some particles that would otherwise be blown around your home’s air.

When you don’t change the filter often enough, it becomes clogged with dirt and particles, making it no longer able to catch dust as it once could. This can result in all that dust being pushed back into your home around your freshly-cleaned areas.

Damaged Ducts

If the ducts that carry air through your home have any cracks or holes or are otherwise damaged, they can suck in external dust and end up redistributing it throughout your home. In order to prevent this from happening, it’s important to have a professional HVAC inspect your air ducts twice a year (easily done during routine maintenance checks) to ensure they are in good condition.

Dry Air and Poor Circulation

Humidity levels play an important role in how clean the air in your home is. Dry air allows dust to accumulate in your house and stick to your furniture, upholstery, and other belongings. When you combine that with poor ventilation, you create a stuffy home that is constantly collecting dust.

The team at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing can offer you a number of solutions to keep the air in your home fresh, crisp, and clean all year round. Contact us today for a free estimate!