If you’re like many homeowners across the country, dust is a big problem, especially if anyone in your Eastern North Carolina household suffers from asthma or other respiratory issues. Controlling dust can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. You can start by following these simple tips!
Switch Our Your Carpets
Carpet flooring is notorious for holding dust, which is spread into the air every time you walk across it. So when time to replace your current carpet you may prefer to consider other flooring options rather than installing carpet again. You’ll also need to be diligent in controlling dust on surfaces like wood, tile, or laminate, but you will find that it’s so much easier to maintain than carpet.
Vacuum, Sweep, and Mop
This is where the diligence we mentioned above comes into play. For carpeted surfaces, vacuum every two or three days. The same goes for sweeping non-carpeted surfaces. Mopping should be done at least once a week. Consistency is the key to keeping your air clean.
Replace Your Air Filter
Your home’s HVAC system utilizes an air filter that captures dust to stop it from circulating in your household. Unfortunately, filters get clogged up after a while, so you’ll need to replace them every 1-6 months depending on the type of filter used in your home.
Wash Your Bedding
Sorry to break it to you, but your bed is a safe haven for dust, and that can spell big trouble for your health. You can circumvent problems by washing your bedding once a week.
Don’t Be a Pack Rat
You know those piles of boxes, papers, and books that are sitting around your home waiting for you to organize? These areas are a huge dust magnet. Cleaning up these areas will reduce the amount of dust that is spread into the air in your home.
Remove Your Shoes
You would be amazed at how much dust is tracked into your home from shoes. By simply removing your shoes before entering will cut down on the amount of dust that is brought into your home.
For more advice on controlling dust in your home or any other home comfort questions, reach out to the experts at Jackson & Sons. Helping keep Eastern North Carolina comfortable since 1974.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Eastern North Carolina (including Wayne, Johnston, Greene, Lenoir, Pitt and Duplin Counties) about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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