3 Reasons Your Home Is Abnormally Dusty
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If you’ve ever finished dusting just to find a new layer of dust has settled where you were cleaning, you’re not alone! No, you’re not just bad at dusting, there’s most likely a reason for the excess of dust in your home, as some homes and some HVAC systems are more likely to expel dust. Here are just a few reasons why you may have noticed that your home is extra dusty.
Cheap Furnace Filters
Most homeowners don’t think about the quality of their furnace filter, they just buy the ones they see first. Unfortunately, a cheap furnace filter can be one of the many reasons that a home would be abnormally dusty. A thin furnace filter won’t be able to catch as much debris, dust, and allergens that are floating in the air, causing them to settle on your surfaces. To minimize the amount of dust in your home, make sure to purchase furnace filters with a MERV rating of at least 5-8.
Air Duct Leaks
If the ductwork in your home isn’t installed properly or has significant leaks, it will most likely lead to an abnormally dusty home. Some air ducts will carry dust and debris from the attic and spread it across your home while wasting energy through possible leaks. If you think that shoddy ductwork is one of the reasons that your home is dusty, make sure to contact the experts at Fahrhall to help seal your ductwork.
Mineral From Your Humidifier
One of the reasons that your home may be abnormally dusty is the mineral dust leftover from your humidifier. Minerals are in tap water, which is then spread throughout your home by your humidifier. Once the water evaporates, it leaves a thin layer of white dust (or a mineral deposit) on your surfaces. The best way to avoid mineral dust from your humidifier is to use distilled water instead of tap to fill the tank.
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