Is Dust an Overwhelming Problem in Your Home? What to Do

If you're dealing with dust all around the home, and you sneeze and wheeze because of it, there are some things you want to do to treat the problem. For a house with six rooms, about 40 pounds of dust is generated annually. Removing this dust from your property and preventing the dust from being a problem is important. Consult with an HVAC professional to find out the best ways to address the dust problem in your home, and ask about the following services.

HVAC Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning every few years will get rid of the all the dust that has been sitting in the ducts and circulating through the ventilation system when the heater or air conditioning unit are on. The HVAC professionals will use a suction tube through the vents in different areas of the house to get all the dust and other debris. You can also have a cleaning agent sprayed through the ventilation system to kill bacteria. Along with getting rid of the dust, an air duct cleaning will also improve HVAC efficiency.

Humidifying System

Up to 80 percent of the dust in your home could be dead skin. When you get a humidifying system installed in the home, or attached to the furnace, you can keep the air and your skin moist. Keeping the air in the house moist can help prevent sore throats, headaches, and cracked skin that occur when the air is too dry, along with damage to leather and other fabrics that get damaged by dry air. Ask the HVAC experts what type of system will be the most efficient for the size of your home and what type of humidifying system is going to reach all areas of the house.

There are a lot of issues that can occur when you have a lot of dust in the home. It can cause irritation for anyone in the house that has allergies, asthma, or just a sensitivity to dry air. Talk with the HVAC contractors in your area to have your entire ventilation system cleaned, along with the furnace and the air conditioner, and be sure you schedule a cleaning every three to five years. Once all of the dust is removed and you have the system cleaned out, find a humidification system that will keep the house air moist so you don't accumulate dust quickly back in the space after you've had it cleaned.