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Why Is My Home Full of Dust?
03
August

By Angell Aire /

Are you wondering why you have such a dusty house? We’re giving you the answers to why your home is full of dust and how you can fix the problem.

Have you ever spent an entire weekend cleaning and scrubbing your home only for it to get dusty all over again by the next week?

The problem might not be that you’re doing a poor job cleaning. Actually, the issue could be a little more serious than that, and simply vacuuming and dusting is not the fix you need.

Read on to learn about the possible reasons you have such a dusty house and discover how you can solve this problem in the best way possible.

Vacuum Cleaning the Carpet

Vacuuming your house is supposed to get rid of dust, right? Yes it is, but that’s not always the case.

According to a recent study, vacuuming up dust from your carpeted floor could actually cause your house to become even dustier.

The Queensland University of Technology has discovered that vacuums can release dust and allergens. Instead of cleaning your house, vacuuming could just make your home a dirtier.

Low Quality Air Filters

Air filters in many homes don’t do as good of a job of catching dust as people think they do. Part of the reason for this is that many of these filters are cheaper and made of fiberglass.

Due to these lower quality air filters, the AC evaporator coil can get dirty, allowing dust to continue to flow throughout your home.

This is why it is very important to check your filters to see if they are actually catching airborne dust. Also, be sure to change them out on a regular basis.

Air Duct Leaks

You may think the air ducts in your home are doing their job. However, more often than not, they’re failing to provide your house with the clean, conditioned air they’re supposed to supply.

More than 90% of North American buildings have air duct systems that contain small holes and cracks.

Not only do these holes result in higher prices for heating and cooling, but they also allow for more dust to circulate throughout these buildings as well.

Solutions for a Dusty House

When it comes to dealing with a dusty house, there are plenty of solutions you could try.

Some people will tell you to switch all your carpeted floors to hardwood floors so that you can clean and vacuum them more easily.

Others might suggest purchasing new air filters with a higher MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. If your current filters only have a rating between 1 and 4, try upgrading to ones that rate between at least 5 and 8.

However, the best, most reliable solution is Aeroseal duct sealing.

Aeroseal is a new technology that seals any leaks from within the duct work. Polymer particles go inside the air duct system and stick to the edges of a leak before sticking to each other until the leak is closed.

Aeroseal duct sealing can reduce the amount leakage by as much as 90%. Plus, its effects have been proven to last for over a decade.

The Aeroseal process has helped save homeowners up to $850 in energy savings per year.

Wrapping Up

It is easy to succumb to the stress and frustration caused by a dusty house. With busy work and family schedules, it can be an overwhelming task to be constantly clean your home on a regular basis to no avail.

However, there are efficient ways to combat this problem. Aeroseal duct cleaning can help make sure that your home never becomes dust-covered again.

Do you have questions or concerns about Aeroseal duct cleaning or about other air quality issues in your home? Contact us today so we can help!

 


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