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Mar 05 2015

Why Is There so Much Dust In My Home?

Here are a few expert tips about how to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Indoor Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that indoor air quality is a major public health concern. If you have a family member who suffers from asthma or allergies, you know that their comfort and health can change by the minute. If someone in your family seems to have allergy or asthma problems inside your home, it’s time to take a look around and ask, why is there so much dust in my home?

Dust is a combination of many things – it’s not just dirt coming in from the outside. Dead skin cells, pollen, and spores from mold and fungi are just a few possible components of the dust in your home. Any one of these things can trigger an allergic reaction or asthma attack. So how can you cut down on the dust in your home and improve your indoor air quality?

The first step is to maintain a strict schedule for replacing your home’s air filters. It might not take long for them to get clogged with dust and debris. When your HVAC system starts forcing air through dirty air filters, that debris will simply be redistributed throughout your home.

You may also consider having an air filtration system installed. This equipment can be programmed to run whenever your air conditioner or heater runs and ensures that only clean, filtered air is circulated in your home. A third suggestion is to have your air ducts cleaned and sealed. Combining these three steps will ensure that your HVAC system is dust-free and will greatly reduce the amount of dust in your home.

Families all over Columbia, SC trust their indoor air quality to Comfort Services. Contact us to learn more about how Comfort Services can help you improve the indoor air quality in your home.

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