3 Reasons Your Atlanta Home Is Dusty
Ever wondered why your home is so dusty?
Your home’s heating and cooling system may be partly to blame.
Every time your furnace or air conditioner turns on, it blows conditioned air around. And if dust lingers in any part of your system, that dust is spread around.
Where lies the problem?
You don’t change your air filters regularly
The biggest piece of advice any HVAC company will give you is to change your air filters regularly. How often depends on your HVAC system and your lifestyle. Large families will require more frequency in changing out air filters than one person living in the home. Families with pets will require more than one without. When in doubt, change it out. And if you don’t remember the last time you changed your air filter, now is the time.
You use the wrong air filter
Is there a difference in air filters? Yep.
Bad air filters have low MERV (Media Efficiency Rating Value) ratings. The best air filters can filter out as much as 99.97 percent of particles in the air. Why install a new air filter if it isn’t doing its job? Look for HEPA filters that are woven together to capture small traces of pollen, dust, and even biological growth.
You have leaky ducts
According to EnergyStar, up to 30 percent of a typical home’s duct system leaks. And because your duct system is tucked away behind the walls, and meanders through attics and basements, duct leaks will suck in dust. That means every time your HVAC turns on, it’s picking up that dust and depositing to other places in your home.
To prevent this dust from being blown throughout your home, the best place to start is to fix the problem. An HVAC professional can inspect your home and find the leaks. They can also help you clean out ductwork and ensure they are as clean as possible, so they won’t continue to blow dust and debris throughout your home.
Want to reduce dust and have healthier air inside your home? Give us a call today.