Is your home constantly dusty? After cleaning your home thoroughly, you may notice a fine layer of dust settling all over your home. You maybe wonder what is the culprit, where is the dust coming from, and what you can do to stop the endless dust inside your home. There can be many sources of dust that can be causing the problem. One is your HVAC system. Often many people never consider the HVAC system as causing their home to be dusty all of the time. However it can and does cause dust, especially when neglected or poorly maintained. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share how to determine if your HVAC system is causing your home to be super dusty.
HVAC Air Flow Working Principle
There are a few areas or components of an HVAC system that can trap in dust and cause dust to spread throughout the home. Consider how an HVAC system works. Cold or warm air is created and circulated throughout a home via the air duct systems. The air is sent through air ducts, vents and throughout the HVAC system. If any one of these areas have trapped dust, it will circulate that dust inside your home, thus creating a constant flurry of dust inside your home. To prevent dust you must determine where the dust is trapped within your HVAC system. Start by checking your home return vents as they house the filter. Filters that are dirty or clogged with dust can be the source of the dust. However, if the air filters are neglected they fail to trap the dust inside your home allowing more dust to settle back down inside your home. To help reduce dust, start by checking your air filters once a month and change or clean them when they become dirty. Additionally, when replacing the filters make sure to use the appropriate size. You want the fit to be snug, however, never use an oversized or undersized air filter.
Sealing Ductwork to Fix Leaking Air Ducts
Dust can also get trapped inside the air ducts. Either through poor maintenance, a broken seal, or a leak, all can allow dust to flutter inside the air ducts. Often having your home air ducts cleaned will greatly reduce the dust that affects your home. However, it is important to determine how the dust is getting inside your air ducts. A broken seal, or leak in the air ducts occur all of the time and can allow dust to enter inside the air duct system. During routine HVAC maintenance the air ducts are inspected to ensure there aren’t any leaks. A leaking air duct system doesn’t just cause dust and poor efficiency. Repairing the leak can also help reduce the dust that enters your home and helps reduce your energy bill.
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Maintenance is essential for your home and the health of the HVAC system. The HVAC is also breathing in all of the dust as it circulates the air throughout your home. This can cause a number of HVAC failures as well as a dusty home. Dust is a clear sign that there is a problem that needs to be identified. If you are tired of having a dusty home, have your HVAC system inspected and serviced. Contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.