If you are like so many other homeowners, you spend a great deal of time dusting only to find it is dusty all over again in a matter of a couple of days. You probably are wondering where all the dust is coming from and what can be done to put an end to all the frustration. The team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling want to enlighten our clients on this challenging topic.
In most of these scenarios, the filters and ductwork of your HVAC system are the very culprits that are accountable for all that excessive, never-ending dust in your home. There are instances where doors and windows are not properly sealed and outdoor dust and dirt is allowed to enter your home. However, in 9 out of 10 cases, the excessive dust stems from the filters and ductwork of your HVAC system.
What Causes all that Dust in Your Home?
When the HVAC ductwork in your home is not sealed properly, air is easily able to travel in and out of the ductwork. When this occurs, the conditioned air escapes and dirty air that resides in your crawl space or in your attic gets sucked into the ductwork and delivered into the air of your home where it settles on your furniture and floors. To avoid this occurrence, it is necessary to seal any leaks in the ductwork. Reach out to our certified HVAC professionals to accomplish this task and address your every need. Our specialists have the skill, know how, knowledge and the equipment needed to identify the leaks and provide effective sealing solutions. Attempting to resolve this problem on your own, especially by using duct tape of any type, will only result in the tape drying out over time and becoming loose. When this happens, you are faced with all those original leaks yet again.
With regard to the HVAC filters, if you elect to use cheap, poorly made filters for your HVAC system the dust and dirt created can easily penetrate their surface. Once these dust particles get through your filter, they are able to make their way into your living space. With that said, it is important to utilize appropriate filters that can adequately improve the quality of air in your home without putting an extra strain on your HVAC system and causing your unit to operate inefficiently.
Keep in mind that regardless of the type of filter you choose to use, if you do not change the filters regularly they will simply continue to blow dirt, dust and dander into your living space. Depending on whether you have pets or not, or if any family members have allergic reactions to dust and/or dander, how often you change your filters will vary. The important fact to remember is that in order to minimize the amount of dust in your home it is critical to change your filters regularly or at minimum clean them routinely.
The Solution to a Dusty Home
Whatever the specific cause of excessive dust in your house may be, rest assured the team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling is on hand to help. We will perform a thorough inspection of your HVAC ductwork, identify any leaks that exist, apply appropriate sealing solutions, and then advise you on the best filters to use with your system.
For more information about on how to control the dust and dander in your home, the options you have, or to schedule your HVAC system inspection, simply give a shout out to our friendly technicians today. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes from our family to yours for a safe and happy holiday season ahead!!