How to Control Dust Throughout Your House

ElisaRiva_PixabayAre you running into problems with controlling dust in your Portland-area home? If you follow these simple tips, you’ll save a lot of time and effort:

Clean Your Home on a Regular Basis

It sounds simple enough, but we’re all so busy these days that cleaning up the house often falls by the wayside. This is the perfect way for dust to accumulate, causing breathing problems and respiratory issues. Regular sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, and mopping will do wonders.

Replace or Upgrade Your Filter

The air filter inside your HVAC system is quite efficient at keeping dust out of your home. These filters become clogged after a while, though, so it’s important that you change them every 1-3 months, as needed. And you may also want to consider an upgrade, if that’s an option.

Purchase an Air Cleaner

With an air cleaner, you have the choice of either a whole-house unit installed in your HVAC system or the use of portables to clean rooms one at a time. Just remember to clean these units on a regular basis to ensure that they’re operating at their peak performance.

Throw Away Your Feather Duster

Yes, feather dusters seem effective, but the truth is that all most of them really do is spread the majority of the dust around while capturing very little. Microfiber cloths, which use an electrostatic charge to grab dust and hold it close, are much more useful.

Say Goodbye to Carpets

Even the best carpets money can buy hide dust until we walk over them and spread that dust into the air. If possible, rip out those carpets and replace them with an alternative flooring, such as tile or laminate.

Utilize a HEPA-equipped Vacuum Cleaner

If you decide to keep your carpet, only use a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. These units will remove more contaminants from the air.

For more expert advice on controlling dust or any other home comfort concerns, reach out to the professionals at Roth Heating & Cooling. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Portland and the surrounding area since 1976.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Metro Portland, Oregon area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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