Why your home may be dusty

No one likes a dusty home.

If you have been asking yourself why your house is dusty, or noticing your home to be dusty no matter how much you clean, this may be an indication that your HVAC system is not filtering dust properly. Your air filters are the first place you should look if you are experiencing issues with dust. Filters are supposed to trap dust and other material from getting into your home and need to be either replaced or cleaned regularly. If your filters are clean, the problem may lie in leaky air ducts. This is because leaky ducts not only cause your HVAC unit to overwork but will also cause unfiltered, dusty air to get into your home and will cause your utility bills to go up and is a common culprit for why your house gets so dusty fast. The air ducts may need fixed if you see lint or dust buildup on vent registers, high energy bills and hot or cold spots in your house. High levels of humidity in the home can cause dust to build up. The simple solution to this issue is running a humidifier to reduce the dryness. Humidity can be a common problem in homes in areas with hot climate areas. Another way dust can get into your home is through cracks in windows. The windows may need re-caulked to create a tighter fit. Dust can easily be brought into a home from your family’s shows which is a common reason why the house is so dusty. A simple fix with this is having everyone refrain from wearing shoes inside the home. It’s a good idea to run through this list first to see if your dust issue can be fixed easily by yourself. However, if you have checked all of the above items, and are still finding your home to be more dusty than normal, you should have your HVAC system checked out by a professional to determine if a repair is needed.
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