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Is My HVAC System Responsible for the Increase in Dust Inside My Home?

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, May 19, 2016
Dusty Indoor Air

If your house is feeling a little dusty these days it could be affecting not just your cleaning routine but your indoor air quality as well. Could your HVAC system be responsible? Possibly. Here’s what we know about dust and your air:

Air Filters and Your HVAC System

The air filter in your HVAC system has two primary jobs. Its first job is to filter out dust and other airborne particles to protect your heating and cooling system. Its second job is to remove those air pollutants to keep them from being blown back out into your home.

What happens when your air filter is dirty or clogged? First of all, it can make your HVAC system work overtime because it can’t pull air through as effectively. Second, it can cause those air pollutants to continue to roll around in your home. If your house feels super dusty these days, it could mean your air filter needs to be changed.

Air Filtration and the Dust Around You

If you live in an area with a lot of construction or dirt roads or if you have gardens or flowering trees or even if you simply have pets, your home could seem quite dusty. The truth is that not all of what you see is actual dust.

A lot of what you see in your home that seems like dust could be made up of dust as well as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mold, bacteria, and other things. One way to rid your home of this dusty residue and clean up your air at the same time is with a good air filtration system. It will clean the particles out of the air before it gets circulated back through your home, making for a cleaner house and healthier air.

You don’t have to live in a dusty house breathing dusty air. Find out more about how to cut down on dust and improve your indoor air quality by contacting the pros at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.