How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home and Prevent Dust Buildup
One of the HVAC questions that we are frequently asked here at EMCO Tech Heating and Cooling repair Philadelphia is, “Every time my air conditioner turns on, it blasts dust everywhere in my home. What can I do to prevent this from happening?” The key is to eliminate dust, not just move it around. You can keep “dust clouds” to a minimum with vigilant housekeeping and a few expert cleaning techniques.
Cleaning Techniques to Reduce Dust in Your Home Are simple when done correctly
Be Vigilant about Housekeeping
Check your HVAC filter every month and replace it once you can no longer see through it. Otherwise, the excess buildup will end the efficiency of your system and could recycle dust and debris back into your home via your air ducts.
Vacuum your carpets at least once a week, going over high-traffic areas twice.
Shake dust and dirt from throw rugs outdoors. Then toss them in the washing machine.
Wash bedding – sheets, pillowcases, and blankets – in hot water at least twice a month. Dust mites love to nestle in bedding.
Declutter wherever you can. Piles of paper, books, magazines, and toys are dust magnets.
Streamline your closet by storing clothes you don’t wear regularly in garment or plastic bags. Next, to the fibers in your carpeting, more dust settles in closets than almost anywhere else in your home.
Clean your ceiling fan blades – a common source of “dust clouds” every time the blades begin to spin. Make this often-dreaded household task much easier by using a dryer sheet to lift dust. You can even wrap a dryer sheet around an extended paint roller to help you reach.
Adopt Some Dust-Trapping Cleaning Techniques
Dryer sheets also work particularly well on TV and computer screens – not only lifting dirt but keeping the screens cleaner for longer periods of time.
You may love your feather duster, but instead of lifting dust, it sends it
flying to different locations around the room. If you haven’t made the switch to microfiber cloths, buy a bundle and watch how they draw dust like a vacuum. Shake them out, toss them in the washing machine and enjoy them for years.
Pleated lampshades can confound even professional house cleaners – unless they’ve tried using a (clean) dry paintbrush. The soft bristles fit snugly into creases. Alternatively, try using a lint roller.
Cleaning ceramic is simple if you rub it with a slice of lemon. Let the juice
sit for about 15 minutes. Then polish the ceramic with a microfiber cloth.
An obscure, but effective, tool for cleaning oil paintings is a piece of white bread. The moisture picks up dust easily, also making it ideal for other dusty jobs if you’re in a pinch.
Schedule an Air Duct Cleaning with EMCO Tech
It is super important to keep air ducts in your home dust free not only for the sake of your furnace but also for the safety of your family, friends, and your pets. Our servicemen at EMCO Tech and here to help. Call now, we are Philadelphia top Air Duct cleaning (215) 366-1001