If you’re seeing dust all over your tables and floors within days after you dust and vacuum, your HVAC system could be to blame. Excessive dust may be the result of a dirty air filter or leaky ductwork. Keep reading to see how One Hour Air in Aberdeen can help.
Check Your Filter
Your HVAC filter’s job is to trap particles such as dust so you’re not breathing them in, but there’s only so much your filter can handle. Once it gets full, it can no longer do its job so you’ll see a lot more dust throughout your home. If you have shedding pets, make sure to check your air filter more often – at least once a month – since fur is likely to clog your filter quickly.
Some air filters aren’t able to trap as many particles as others, so you may want to switch to a filter with a higher MERV rating. They cost more but will save you the headache of dusting and vacuuming nonstop.
When you do change your filter, make sure there’s a tight seal around all sides. Gaps will allow dust to flow freely through your system and your home.
Eliminate Leaks in Ductwork
Many homes become dusty because small gaps in ductwork allow dust to flow in at a point past your filter, and then it goes out your vents and into your rooms. If you see a lot of dust on the fins or around your vents, you may have leaky ductwork.
Licensed HVAC technicians at One Hour Air can inspect your ductwork to detect leaks and patch them, resulting in less dust flowing out of your vents. We can also clean your ducts if we find a large amount of dust and debris inside.
Add Moisture to the Air
Dust flows freely through dry air, so it has a harder time settling into an air filter if the air in your home is dry. A whole-home humidifier will add just enough moisture to the air to allow dust and other particles to become trapped.
One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in Bel Air Can Help Reduce Dust in Your Home
If you notice a lot of dust in your home, follow the tips above, then call us. We can recommend the best air filter, inspect your ductwork for leaks, and install a whole-house humidifier. Give us a call today to start enjoying cleaner air and less dust.