Why is My House So Dusty – A Complete Guide to Living Dust-Free

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Why is My House So Dusty – A Complete Guide to Living Dust-Free

One common question that we hear is, “Why is my house so dusty all the time?” It might feel like you are constantly wiping down furniture. Maybe you are having trouble breathing. In some homes, we even see dust particles in the air! If you experience any of these issues, you may have an issue with your HVAC system. We can help you improve your air quality through HVAC cleaning, repair, and (when needed) replacement. Don’t spend one more day with too much dust in your home.

The Dangers of Dust

Dust isn’t just annoying. It can also be a health risk for some people. Dust can include allergens such as pollen, mold, dust mites, and pet dander. If you have dust allergies, a dusty home can make it hard to breathe. Even if your dust allergy is mild, you might get headaches or have trouble sleeping if your home is dusty. People with allergies also can develop eye and skin irritations due to due.

Additionally, even if you don’t have allergies, dust can contain particles that are harmful to everyone’s health. Dust can contain fungi, bacteria, and viruses. These microorganisms can make you very sick.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency notes that health effects aren’t always quickly recognized. In fact, you may not see symptoms for several years. Although some people have breathing problems right away due to dust, this is not always the case. The effects can build up over time and cause problems years later.

Also, keep in mind that accumulation of dust can cause a fire. While this is rare, it is a danger of dust build-up in certain locations. Dust can be a fire risk around heaters, electrical sockets, electronics, and appliances. So, you’ll definitely want to avoid dust-build up in these areas.

Some Simple Air Quality Tips

Here at Aspire Heating & Cooling, we clean, repair, and replace HVAC systems to improve air quality. However, there are a few ways you can improve air quality and cut down on dust as well. If you’ve been wondering, “Why is my house so dusty all the time?” these tips can help:

  • Clean your home from ceiling to floor.

When you’re cleaning, dust can fall from high locations such as fan blades and shelves. Always start at the top when you clean. Then, make your last step to sweep and vacuum to get those last bits of dust from the floor. If you work in the opposite direction, falling dust will undo some of your work.

  • Remove your shoes.

Many homes are adopting a “no shoes” policy, and for good reason. Even if your shoes look clean, they are actually tracking dirt into your home. This dirt becomes dust and is kicked up as your walk. If you leave your shoes at the door, you’ll prevent the spread of outside dirt. Just imagine, the soles of your shoes have picked up all sorts of bacteria and dirt as you were walking outside. Likewise, leave jackets near the door, especially during times of year when pollen is a concern.

  • Change your filters.

Dirty air filters can circulate dust through your heating and cooling systems. You should change your filter regularly based on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you have pets or like to keep your windows open, change your filter even more often. We can change your air filter during routine annual service, but it normally needs changing several times during the year. Additionally, if you aren’t sure how to do it or which filter to get, we can help. Our experienced technicians can easily teach anyone how to change a filter.

  • Keep your bed clean.

Thanks to dead skin cells and hair that we lose during sleep, dust mites love beds. Keep this space clean to discourage an accumulation of dust. Wash your sheets and pillowcases weekly. All other bedding should be washed at least monthly. You should also vacuum your mattress periodically.

  • Use the right tools to dust.

When you are dusting your home, the right tools matter. For high-up shelves and locations, your vacuum attachment works best. As you move the dust around, the suction will eliminate it. Feather dusters just push dust to the floor. For lower locations, dust using a damp microfiber cloth. The dust will stick to the wet cloth so you aren’t just pushing it around. Remember to wash the dusting cloth regularly as you clean.

If you hate cleaning, especially dusting, we can help. Newer HVAC systems can drastically improve air quality, which in turn means you’ll have to dust less often. However, if you don’t need a new HVAC unit, even a good cleaning of your current unit will help. Either way, our technicians can help you make your home cleaner.

How We Improve Air Quality – Never Ask, “Why is My House So Dusty All the Time?” Ever Again!

Did you know that a huge percentage of the dust in your home could be attributed to your HVAC system? As your air conditioner or furnace circulates air, it picks up dirt and blows around dirt that has settled. At Aspire Heating & Cooling, we can help you improve the air quality in your home.

First, some HVAC systems simply need a good cleaning! Yes, even if you keep your home clean, dirt can build up in your HVAC system. No matter how many times per week you dust, dirt will get into your home. This dirt circulates through your ductwork. Since you can’t reach these ducts, it can become very dirty over time.

We recommend annual or bi-annual HVAC system maintenance for most homeowners. Essentially, you want your HVAC system to be clean and problem-free throughout the year. So, we’ll come out to perform maintenance at the beginning of spring and fall. This includes a thorough cleaning of the ductwork and vents.

Once your system is clean, you can consider options to help keep in that way. We recommend a plasma air purification system. The GPS-2400 line of purifiers can help with everything from controlling allergens to eliminating odors. If you’d like to add a purifier to your home, our technicians will mount it inside your HVAC system. So, it isn’t a bulky stand-along item that takes up floor or counter space in your home. Plus, you don’t have to worry about turning it on and off. It automatically purifies your air.

We also offer the Toptech Air Knight. This purification system uses hydrogen peroxide to kill microorganisms in your duct system. It can also help with odors such as pet smells and smoke. If you want heavy-duty purification, the Air Knight is a top-quality choice.

Next, you may want to consider a humidifier. While a humidifier doesn’t necessarily eliminate dust, it can help alleviate dust-related issues. Dry air can exasperate itchy eyes, skin irritation, dry nasal passages, and breathing problems. We carry six different humidifier models. With our humidifiers, many customers also notice that the air feels warmer. In turn, this leads to many people lowering their thermostat, which means an energy bill reduction.

Finally, if you have a very old HVAC system, you may want to consider HVAC replacement. Of course, replacing your entire system is the nuclear option. However, older systems simply aren’t as efficient. In some cases, they are more difficult and expensive to repair and service. They also are not as environmentally-friendly as newer models. If you are having several issues with your HVAC system on top of a dusty home, it’s time to replace.

We know that replacing your HVAC system is a large expense. So, we offer financing options. Our financing department offers special 72-month options for qualified buyers. We also work with Microg, which is a lease-to-own option with minimum credit/financial requirements. Click here to learn more. When you need a new HVAC system, we don’t want you to put it off because of budget concerns. You want your family to live in a healthy environment.

Our Promise to Customers

When you call Aspire Heating & Cooling, we make three promises to you:

  1. Upfront, Honest Pricing
  2. The Best Advice for Your Situation
  3. Reliable Service and Solutions for your Dust, Air Quality, Heating and Air Conditioning Problems

To start, our upfront and honest pricing policy ensures that you don’t get a surprise bill at the end of the project. Whether we’re doing a simple cleaning or replacing the whole system, you should know the cost. Not only will we give you a free quote, but we honor all estimates. We don’t start the work until you know how much you’ll be paying.

To go along with our upfront pricing, we’re also dedicated to giving you the best HVAC advice for your situation. Sometimes, this means that you’ll pay a lot less for a repair instead of replacement. We believe in treating customers fairly, not trying to sell you a new unit if you don’t need it. When you call us, we’ll do a comprehensive evaluation. Then, we’ll present you with your various options for maintenance, repair, or replacement.

Lastly, our team provides reliable service and products. You won’t have to wait around for technicians that never show up. We won’t let you live in a construction zone. When you hire us for your HVAC project, you’ll be our top priority. If there is any delay due to parts shipping or weather, we’ll always communicate with you so you know what to expect. After all, you shouldn’t have to take off from work for a technician that never shows up.

We stand behind our products as well. At Aspire Heating & Cooling, we can repair almost any HVAC system. To do this, we use the manufacturer recommended parts, not cheap off-brands that break easily. For replacements, we use Trane brand units. We believe they are the best on the market; they are what we use for our own family homes. All parts and units come with warranties, and we provide a service warranty as well.

All Aspire Heating & Cooling technicians are fully vetted, trained, licensed, and insured. We have NATE-certified technicians who must meet the highest standards required by a national testing organization. Extensive training means that we have experience with all major brands of units. Servicing your heating and cooling system to provide the best indoor conditions for your family is our focus. We don’t send third-party workers into your home. Unlike some large national brands, our team is small and local. We know it’s important that you trust the people in your home. It’s part of the reason we’re the best HVAC company in the Triad!

You don’t have to take our word for it. Here are some real reviews from customers:

“The entire team was so professional, up-front, and honest, the communication with them was amazing. Zack and Chris really explained in detail what the system does. I got a phone call before they arrived at my home every morning. Thank you, Chris, Matt, Andrew, Roger and Rob.” – Karen Taylor

“Really great service and so polite. They took time to check air quality since I am on oxygen. They took time to explain everything that was wrong. But they gave quick service also. The technician was very polite and really cared. Really great prices also.” – Jennifer Lane

“If professionalism and honesty are of high importance when you choose an HVAC contractor, don’t even bother talking to anyone but Aspire. They switched my entire system recently from a warm water Apollo system to a traditional heat pump system and added zoning. It was a big job that took multiple days, and when work was wrapped up each day, the crew cleaned so well, it was like they were never even here. Once finished, the lead installer took the time to explain every last detail of my new system. I couldn’t be happier with these guys and would hire them again in a heartbeat!” – Stuart Cummings

Contact Us Today for a Free Estimate

Are you ready to see if we can help the dust issues in your home? Contact us today for a free in-home quote!

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