Why Your Home Is Too Dusty

March 22, 2019Back to blog
Guelph Air Duct Cleaning Service | Best HVAC in GTA

We all find it an issue dealing with dust in our abodes as well as other forms or grime and pollutants. Modern homes are a flurry of activity and dust may accumulate at a very fast rate, going from a slight issue to a full-blown menace. Apart from clothes, furniture, and carpets collecting this, it also leads to various respiratory problems, and it could also make the HVAC system operate at a slower pace, therefore, requiring you to pay more when it comes to utility bills. It could be hard for some individuals to figure out what could be the cause of this problem, but the good thing is that Sem’s Duct Cleaning is here to provide a guide.

We have been in the industry for years, and so we have the experience when it comes to anything duct cleaning and upkeep related. Our crew is trained to make sure that all the issues with piping in your abode are dealt with, making the HVAC system operate better, and also improve the quality of the indoor air. There are plenty of ways through which dust could invade the home, but here is a list by Guelph Duct Cleaning Services on the most common.

  • Dusty and filthy air vents

Vents do not need to be washed too often, but they do require to be checked on every once in a while to keep them working properly. If they are not cleaned, they can easily turn into a center for allergens, mold and dust mites. When all this is not cleared, and the unit is turned on, the impurities end up being blown into the home.

  • Dusty carpets and other upholstery

Fabrics are notorious for retaining dust and vacuuming does not get rid of all of it. To deal with this, we recommend washing mats and curtains frequently.

  • Air duct leaks

Think of the last time you got someone proficient to inspect the conduits in the house. If it has been a while, then it is best to get it done as soon as possible. Leaking ducts can bring in air from basements and attics which can contain a lot of dust and other impurities.

  • Old or poor quality air filters

The standard fiberglass air filter comes with a low MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating which means that they do not gather as much dust. As a way to combat this, we suggest looking for filters that have a MERV of five or higher and also to have it replaced often. This will not only help get rid of the dust problem, but it will also improve the working of the HVAC system.

  • Neglected dryer vents

It is a strong bet that a lot of laundries is done in our homes, and very few folks think of getting experts to take a look at the dryer vents. What a lot of us do not know is that the dryer puts out a lot of dust and lint through its piping and while most of it is emitted to the outside world, some of it remains each time the machine is used. Several loads later and you’ve got conduits full of dust and lint which could be a fire hazard.

We recommend you to read “Why Interior Air Excellence Is Crucial” and “Keeping The Heater Working Over Winter”.