You have just spent hours cleaning your home and you finally sit down to rest, enjoying the fruits of your labor and then you see it. There is a fresh layer of dust. If this isn’t the first time you have had dust covering every surface of your home just after you have cleaned, you might wonder where the dust is coming from. If you have wondered where all of the dust is coming from, the most likely answer is the air ducts. The air ducts often is the one area that is forgotten and never cleaned. Over time dust can build up inside the air ducts. Each time the air conditioner or heating system runs a cycle, air is circulated through the air ducts to send the air throughout the entire home. To better understand the source of all of the dust in your home, and why it is important to have your air ducts cleaned, Air Pure Inc will go into more detail about all of that dust!
How Do Air Ducts Get Dirty?
Dirt usually gets inside the air ducts through the intake vent. The intake sucks the air from inside the home to be heated or cooled, depending on the season. The dust, hair, and dead skin flakes that are floating inside the home will get sucked through the intake vent. The air filters should capture all of the dust and other particles in the home. However, sometimes if the air filter gets too dirty or isn’t positioned properly, the dust and other particles in the home can get past the air filter. Cheaper air filters also allow dust to bypass the filter and travel into the air ducts. Another common way for air ducts to get dust and other contaminates trapped inside, is when the air ducts have developed a leak. When the air ducts develop a leak, they often split at the seams. This allows dust from the attic or crawlspace to enter the air ducts and make your home very dusty constantly.
How Can I Reduce the Dust in My House?
There are a few ways you can battle the dust problem in your home. First make sure to change out your air filters about every 1 to 3 months. Additionally, use a quality filter that will capture the dust and particles already inside your home. If your dust problem is pretty excessive, you may have an air duct leak. You will want to have your air ducts checked and have any leaks repaired. However, at this point you already have a lot of dust inside your air ducts.
Air Duct Cleaning
To deal with the dust inside your air ducts, you will need to have the air ducts cleaned! Even with good air filters and a functioning air duct system, it is recommended that the air ducts be cleaned every 5 to 8 years. When your air ducts develop a problem due to poor air filters or an air duct leak, you need to have all of the dust and debris removed. Air duct cleaning will remove all of the dust and debris out of the air ducts. Once the air ducts have been cleaned, the indoor air will have less dust helping you maintain a cleaner home.