Dust is a part of every home. In Bradenton, FL, keeping it under control can become an arduous chore. You can purchase an air purification system to remove dust and other allergens from your home. This results in a higher energy bill; filters must be meticulously maintained or purchased. Aqua Plumbing & Air would like to show you how to use your HVAC system to improve and maintain your indoor air quality.
Your HVAC system draws air in through the main filter. This filter helps with air purification by removing dust, hair and other contaminants that would interfere with the evaporator coils. Once the air is dehumidified and cooled, it is sent into the ducting system. If the ducts are not cleaned, dirt, mold and other unhealthy items build up and grow. Every time the system turns on, these items destroy the indoor air quality. Having the ducts inspected and cleaned every year will prevent this from happening.
Grille vents with filters are available for every HVAC system. These filters capture any dust or debris in the ducts. The filters must be cleaned or replaced on a regular basis to maintain the indoor air quality. Using filters for air purification is a time-tested practice. The type of filter depends on the house and the occupants. Some filters are made with paper, others with nylon fibers. HEPA filters trap the most contaminants and are considered the best at raising the indoor air quality. You can choose filters that need to be replaced every month and those which can be cleaned, dried and replaced.
Keep windows and doors closed to prevent dust from entering the house. On cool days, use a whole-house fan with filters if opening windows and doors is desired. When dusting, do not leave out the HVAC vent covers, light fixtures and ceiling fans. Dust builds up on light fixtures and reduces the amount of light in the room. Build-up on the ceiling fan blades can cause it to run out of balance. This can damage the motor and lead to needing replacement. Worse still, chunks of dust can fall off at the most inopportune moment. The tops of kitchen cabinets, inside closet shelves and the refrigerator top are places most often left out. These areas should receive special attention.
Dust on a regular basis. If necessary, make a list of places you regularly dust. Add those places you usually leave out and see dust in such as closets. By paying attention to those places, your dusting will remove the majority from your home. Keep your dusting cloths or rags clean using the washing machine. They do not need dryer sheets or fabric softener. The rags should be cleaned separate from your regular laundry.
In Bradenton, FL, maintaining a dust free home is not impossible. You can maintain a clean and healthy indoor environment without purchasing an expensive air purification system. Aqua Plumbing & Air is ready to help you improve your HVAC system or help you choose an energy efficient replacement.