Ways to Reduce Dust in Your Home

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Having an excessive amount of dust in your home is one of the main contributing factors to poor air quality. Ridding your home of this dust can increase your indoor air quality dramatically. Here’s how you can do just that:

Dusting
Normal methods of dusting can cause dust to recirculate into the air without actually being removed from the house. Instead, use an electromagnetic duster to pick the dust up and relocate it to the trash. You can also wipe dust away, but you will need a wet surface. For this you will need a VOC-free household cleaner to apply to dusty areas before wiping.

Vacuuming
It’s important to remember that you should begin vacuuming after you have finished dusting. Any excess dust that is kicked up into the air will eventually settle elsewhere. You can suck up most of this dust if it lands on the floor by going over it thoroughly with the vacuum.

Air Duct Cleaning
Any dust that is swept into the air can be picked up by the return ducts of a forced air system. As the months and years go by, air ducts can become coated in dust. Bits and pieces of it will recirculate back into the air as the air is forced through the ductwork. Grab a flashlight and check your ducts; if there’s a layer of dust you may want to have it cleaned out professionally.

Reducing dust in your home won’t just make your home look more presentable, it will also make it more breathable. Using these methods to reduce dust in your home paired with having your HVAC system serviced is a championship combination. To learn more, or to schedule a service with Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, give us a call at (717) 207-8198.

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