Best Dusting Techniques & Products to Improve Your IAQ

September 9, 2019

At 4 Seasons Heating & Air, we know that if you own a home, you deal with dust. The dust you see floating around on a sunny day is a mixture of dead skin cells, pet dander, pollen, and other small particles. Keep in mind that if it is floating in the air, you are breathing it in. If you have allergies or asthma, dusting your home can lead to difficulty breathing and poor sleep. Even people who are not as sensitive can have headaches and fatigue due to a dusty home.

Cutting the Dust

Dust is a constant problem in most homes. The best way to deal with it is to remove it. When dusting, use a microfiber dusting cloth that grabs the dust and holds it. Many other dusting tools simply push the dust around. Follow up your dusting routine by vacuuming the floor. This will remove dust that falls off the surfaces. Using a robotic vacuum that will do this task regularly will save you some time and effort.

Another important consideration is keeping dirt and pollen outside. One way to do this is to have people remove their shoes before they enter your home. You can place a mat by the doorway for shoe placement.

Professional Solutions

While routine cleaning can go far in removing dust from your atmosphere, there are professional solutions that can take things to the next level. You can start with air filtration. If you have a forced-air heating system, air is already circulating through your home whenever the system runs. An upgraded filter can remove even smaller particles from your air supply. You should consult one of our professionals to see how strong your filter can be to work with your system. For older systems, a powerful filter can impact airflow and the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.

Another option is an air purification system. These systems are installed in your ductwork and use ultraviolet light and chemical catalysts to remove viruses, bacteria and organic compounds from your air supply. If you are concerned about your indoor air quality, talk to the experts at 4 Seasons Heating & Air. We are equipped to handle all the heating, cooling and air quality needs for residents in Alpharetta, GA, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for more information.

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