Does your home always seem to have extra layers of dust on the furniture, bedding, and just about every surface? A thorough cleaning of the HVAC system in your Modena Island, Georgia, home could help. Dust is not only an unsightly nuisance; it can also be a health hazard. Let’s look at sources of dust and ways to eliminate and keep your family healthy.

Where Causes Dust?

Much of the dust in your home comes from everyday activities. Some of it also comes from outside the home and enters via shoes, open windows, and even the HVAC system. Dust is a complex mix of fine particulate matter derived from dirt, pet dander, food particles, insect droppings, human skin, pollen, and outdoor pollution. These components bond to create the dust balls we find under the furniture.

How Does Dust Affect My Family?

For many of us, exposure to dust will cause the sniffles or occasional sneezing. However, dust can also trigger asthma and allergy attacks and cause respiratory illnesses. Long-term exposure can be detrimental to your health. Small bits of particulate matter are dangerous since you can inhale them into the lungs. If members of your family are coughing a lot when at home that’s a sign of indoor air quality problems.

How Can I Keep Dust Away?

You can’t prevent dust from entering your home. However, you can keep it under control for example, by:

  • Cleaning your house frequently
  • Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance
  • Cleaning or replacing the air filters regularly
  • Cleaning your air vents and registers
  • Shampooing your carpet regularly

If you have large area rugs, don’t forget that these are prime dust magnets. By following these simple tips, you can help to manage dust in your home.

Our maintenance service includes a comprehensive cleaning of your HVAC system two times each year. If you’re ready for an HVAC system tuneup or want to learn about our maintenance plans, call Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning today at 912-373-8447.

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