A properly-working HVAC system should be able to filter out most of the dust particles that circulate within the air in your home. So if you begin to notice a thin layer of dust forming on indoor surfaces, the last thing you’d suspect is your HVAC system. The truth is, excessive dust buildup is a sign of a poorly-maintained HVAC system. Dust buildup can also cause problems that require the help of heating, cooling and roofing companies to fix.
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Let our air quality experts at Hader explain the true causes of indoor dust problems and offer you practical tips on how to resolve them.
With centralized heating and cooling systems, the outdoor unit continuously draws air in from the outside. This air in turn is cooled (or heated, depending on the season) and distributed via your duct network to the different rooms in your home. During this process, the air passes through multiple filtration levels to ensure good air quality. Ideally, you want your home to be as airtight as possible to avoid having contaminants enter your home. Your roofers should build the roof with proper insulation, and contractors should always apply weatherstripping and sealants that leave little to no gaps.
Resolving Dust Issues
HVAC filters are perhaps the most crucial part of the whole heating and cooling process. Unfortunately, these filters often become clogged and saturated after a while. Our experts recommend changing (or cleaning) the filters at least once every three months. Homes in dusty areas might need to do so more frequently to maintain indoor air quality.
Just like roofing and chimney repair, your heating and cooling units also need seasonal maintenance in order to perform their best. Ask your local HVAC contractor for a regular maintenance program to really get the most out of your units.
We Can Help You Keep Your Home Dust-Free
At Hader, we offer a wide range of heating and cooling services, as well as energy efficiency and indoor air quality solutions. Call us today at (513) 612-9201 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit. We serve Cincinnati and all nearby areas.