why is my house so dusty

No matter how many times you wipe surfaces and vacuum, you can never completely eradicate dust. Made of dirt, pollen, dead skin cells, and a host of other organic material, it’ll always be with us. Yet, dust is more than a mere annoyance. A contributing factor to indoor air pollution, dust can cause illnesses and infiltrate mechanical devices causing overheating. And while you’re always cleaning, you feel that your house seems to be dirtier than most others. Why is my house so dusty and is there anything I can do about it? Well, we have some helpful solutions.

While dust will always be around, we can keep it under control to lessen its effects. At Aspire Heating & Cooling, we care about your indoor air quality and have solutions to fit your budget. From ductless HVAC systems to indoor air quality units, we have a solution unique to your home. Plus, our financing options can help you improve your home now and pay for it over time.

Don’t Forget to Change Your Air Filters

Whatever type of heating system you have, you’ll need to clean or change the air filters regularly. Although air filters may seem unimportant, they actually greatly affect indoor air pollution and HVAC equipment performance. As air circulates through your system, filters clean the air by trapping microscopic particles like dust, pollen, and bacteria. Failure to change your filters every 1-3 months allows contaminants, including dust, to re-circulate throughout your home.

Not only is it crucial to remember to change your filter, but the rating of the filter is important too. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) rates air filters based on dust removal capacity.  This rating system, called MERV (Minimum Efficiency Rating Value), ranges from 1-16. Depending on the thickness of the filter, most residential homes do well with a rating between 3-8. If you have questions about which filter you need, call Aspire Heating & Cooling at 336-936-9111. We’ll be glad to help you find the right air filter for your system.

Ductless Systems Can Help Eliminate Dust Problems

Commonly, both gas furnaces and electric heat pumps require ducts to deliver warm air throughout your home. Over time, dirt, dust, and contaminants can collect in your ductwork. Unfortunately, most people rarely have their ducts cleaned, allowing pollutants to collect and build up. These pollutants can then blow out through your vents spreading throughout your home.

On the other hand, as the name implies, there are no ducts in a ductless system. These systems take air in and blow it back out all at the same location. A system without ducts has no place for dirt and dust to accumulate. Additionally, most systems offer a multistage filtration that decreases air pollutants. Some models can even eliminate up to 99.9% of pollutants.

And There Are More Benefits of a Ductless System

While ductless systems are great for improving indoor air quality, they have additional benefits as well. Primarily, these systems allow you to control heating/cooling at specifically targeted areas in your home. Moreover, you can adjust the room temperature to suit the occupant’s preference without affecting the temperature of the entire house. Also, efficiency is improved with the elimination of ducts from your attic. According to the EPA, many homes lose up to 30% of the air through leaks in the ductwork. This results in higher energy bills as the homeowner struggles to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.

Basically, there are two main parts to a ductless system: the indoor air handling unit and the outdoor compressor/condenser. HVAC technicians mount the indoor units near the ceiling or high on a wall.  These are the components that send air directly into the living space. Some models have 4 indoor air handling units giving you control over multiple zones in your home. More control of the temperature allows for greater efficiency.

Why Is My House So Dusty Is a Common Complaint

Instead of lamenting, why is my house so dusty – do something to combat it. Consider installing a ductless HVAC system with powerful particle elimination. Moreover, choose the company that specializes in the most innovative and proven ductless HVAC technology, Aspire Heating & Cooling. As both a Trane Authorized Dealer and a Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer, we’ll find the perfect system for you. Our NATE-certified technicians handle each installation with the expertise and professional attitude that you deserve. Every customer is important to us and every project is unique. We listen carefully during our free consultation and help you choose the perfect solution for your home and lifestyle. Plus, we offer financing options with monthly payments within your budget. So, give us a call at 336-936-9111 to see if a ductless system is right for you.

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