COVID has us staying home a lot more than we have for a while – even now. With so much time indoors, things like dust can be more noticeable and bothersome than ever. As we get into cooler weather, now is the time to do what you can to rid your home of those pesky dust bunnies! We’ll offer a few tips in this post.
You may not realize it, but vents have a big influence on the air quality in your home. A full duct cleaning will require a professional, but you can do some simple cleaning to help keep your vents clear. After turning off your HVAC unit, remove the registers, and use a sponge to reach back as far as possible. There’s likely to be a lot of dust just on the other side of your wall or ceiling. The secret is vacuuming out the dust clots while they’re still damp. Use the attachment on your vacuum to reach into the duct.
It’s a theme in many of our posts: regularly changing or cleaning your filters will reduce dust and improve efficiency. This is simple to do and inexpensive. Filters should be changed several times a year, ideally every other month. A clogged filter limits airflow and forces your system to work harder.
Think of regular maintenance on your HVAC the same as you would changing the oil in your car. Sure, you could ignore it for a while, but it will come back to bite you. As the weather cools, it’s a great time to take advantage of The Bosworth Company’s Fall Check and Check. We’ll give your system a complete tune-up so you’re ready for the winter!
Excess dust can impact your water heater as well. That’s because dust particles can clog up the lines. It’s a good idea to get the water heater checked to make sure the water is clean. This will help it last longer and run more efficiently.
The number one way to reduce dust is with an air purifier. You can get one for one room or a whole home air purifier that works with your HVAC. Purifiers can improve air quality, help your breathing, reduce allergies, and generate other positive effects.
WORTH THE CALL
The Bosworth Company in Kerrville is proud to be certified dealers of the REME HALO-LED Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier. This state-of-the-art purifier will reduce dust and keep you breathing easy for years to come. Make an appointment today by scheduling it online or by calling 830-428-2764. It’s Worth the Call. Always.