Why is Your House So Dusty?

As soon as you finish dusting your home, it immediately looks as if you need to dust again! It seems like every other day you are wiping down the counters and furniture. But there might be an underlying problem to that dusty house, and it could be because of your HVAC system.

First off, check your air filters. One of the most common problems may be that the quality of your air filter isn’t up to par. Air filters genuinely are the first line of defense for your home, so don’t be afraid to invest a little more money in a higher quality air filter.

It is also recommended to change your air filter regularly. A heavily used and clogged air filter will end up causing more dust to spread through your home, and can potentially damage your HVAC unit, which will create more long-term issues.

If you are confident that the air filters are not the source of the problem, then you may need to check your ducts. Leaky ductwork could be spreading unfiltered air and excess dust throughout your home, and can also overwork your HVAC system and leave you with a higher utility bill.

Hiring a professional is the best way to determine if your ducts are leaking. An HVAC professional from Sunrise can test your ductwork to check if they need to be resealed. Sealing will ultimately save you money on your bill and decrease the amount of dust in your home.

The type of flooring in your house can also contribute to the high levels of dust in your home. Carpeting needs to be regularly vacuumed to clean up the dust and dirt but also to reduce or eliminate dust mites.

Many factors can contribute to a dusty house. If these problems cause your home to become dustier, do not hesitate to call a professional at Sunrise Heating and Plumbing at (616) 293-9326. We pride ourselves in providing nothing but exceptional customer service, and our highly-trained and experienced staff can handle any problem.