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If your house is always dusty, you may wonder why. Usually, keeping it dust-free involves vacuuming and dusting. But if you clean regularly, including vacuuming and dusting, and it’s still dusty, your HVAC system might be to blame. If you want to know how to minimize dust in your house, cleaning more may not be the solution.

Do you want to know how to minimize dust in the house? Here are 5 of the most effective ways to do it.

Stop dust at the door

The best way to prevent dust from getting into the house is to stop it at the door. Foot traffic brings in dirt from the outside. Your shoes bring in dust when you walk into the house. Place a mat at each entrance and make sure everyone sweeps their feet on it. Also, consider having a no-shoe policy. This will prevent dirt from entering the house.

Brush your pets

If you have pets, you might have issues with pet fur on your furniture, on the floor, on the carpet, or around your baseboards. This fur and hair ultimately end up circulating in the air. You can reduce the amount of fur, pet dandruff by regularly grooming your pets regularly.

Set your thermostat to on when you dust or vacuum

When you vacuum or dust, what happens? The dust o gets dusted back into the air. You’re basically just moving the dust around. When it settles, your house is covered in the same dust. One easy way to minimize the dust in your house is to set your thermostat to on when you vacuum or dust. This will turn your HVAC system on. Even if it’s not heating or cooling, the system’s filter will remove any dust from the air. 

Clean your air ducts

If you have dust in your house, your air ducts are covered in dust as well. Pull the vent cover off of over one of your registers and look inside. If it is dirty or covered in dust, that dust will end up recirculated in the air when your HVAC system kicks on. Cleaning your air ducts is an easy fix and will reduce some of the dust in your home.

Upgrade your HVAC filter

A lot of homeowners forget to change the filter in the HVAC system. Either they don’t change them often enough or they use a low-quality filter. All air filters have an MERV rating, which stands for “Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value”. The MERV rating indicates how many particles it can filter out of the air. If you are having problems with dust or allergies in your home, consider using an air filter with a higher MERV rating.

If you are looking for more ways to improve the air quality in your home, give Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning a call at (734) 425-1415. We can help you find a solution.

Call the professionals at Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (734) 425-1415