Controlling dust is a never-ending battle. You can go through your home and dust and clean everything, only for it to come back in a few days. Dust doesn’t just magically appear in the air; it has a source. Most dust consists of a combination of dirt, skin cells, insect fragments, mold, pet dander and fibers from carpet, clothing and furniture.
Many times the ingredients in the dust in our homes are the culprits behind sickness that we may experience. Dust can be the root cause for allergies, breathing disorders, heart disease, cancers and a host of other diseases. Samples of the dust in our homes can be sent to laboratories to be tested to find out exactly what is in it. This can help determine what steps you need to take to protect your family’s health.
Your HVAC system plays a big part in distributing dust throughout your home. There are several ways that you can improve the air quality in your home and reduce dust:
- Proper home ventilation. Many of our newer homes are so well-sealed that there is little way for indoor air to be exchanged with outdoor air. A properly operating vent system on your HVAC equipment will take care of this.
- Air cleaning systems. Installed in your furnace, these remove and destroy contaminants before they reenter your home.
- BBJ Microbiocide. This kills mold, mildew and fungi for up to six months in your indoor air handler coil.
- Germicidal lights. Ultraviolet light dramatically reduces contaminants, such as mold, mildew and bacteria.
- Ductwork cleaning. Your ductwork is host to a lot of dust and contaminants that can be removed.
These things can dramatically reduce the pollutants that are harmful to your health. Our Air Assurance Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing experts will be glad to answer any questions that you may have, so feel free to contact us at any time. We have been serving the Greater Tulsa Metropolitan Area since 1985.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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