Having an unusual amount of dust in your home isn’t uncommon during the winter season, as it can be due to several reasons such as having a weak filter in your HVAC unit and not properly cleaning your home’s interiors. However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. The solutions to reducing dust in your home are relatively simple, and if you work with a trusted air conditioning and heating service contractor, you can ensure a clean indoor air quality throughout the winter season.
Why Your Home Gets Dusty During Winter
When it’s cold outside, the fact that people are staying inside most of the time contributes to the excess dust found in your home. Cleaning the upholstery and drapes aren’t done as regularly as they should be, and they both end up harboring a lot of dust all year long. The doors and windows would also be shut constantly, so without fresh air coming, the dust can only settle inside your home. The pets are being kept inside most of the time as well for longer periods of time, and their hair and dander only contribute to the overall dust found inside your home.
How You Can Minimize Dust Inside Your Home
- Deep Clean Your Carpets, Drapes, and Floors – You’ll need to hire a trusted HVAC maintenance company to do a deep and thorough cleaning. Salt collects in between every carpet fiber, and the hardwood floors take on an unpleasant whitish sheen from melting salt water. You can also try to steam clean your carpet and scrub the floors.
- Use a High-MERV HVAC Filter – Since you’ll be using your heater a lot in the winter, you’ll need a good filter that can catch dust properly. A low-priced filter may sound more enticing, but that usually means it won’t do a good job in catching all the dust, which can cause allergies. We recommend installing our high-MERV filters to keep your indoor air quality free of dust and safe to breathe.
Whether it’s HVAC maintenance or thermostat services, our team at Cardinal Heating & Air will get the job done efficiently, ensuring you make the most of your investment. To get started, you can reach us at (425) 827-9997 by filling out our convenient online contact form. Call us today!