Excess Dust and How to Eliminate It From Your Home

Melbourne, Florida, is a beautiful place to live. But even here, you need a plan to battle dust and dirt in your home, especially if someone in your household lives with allergies or asthma. To improve the air quality in your home, consider these hard-to-reach places where dust may hide and how you can fight back.

Where Dust Can Hide

The edges of your baseboards and molding form tiny shelves that can hold a surprising amount of dust. Since they don’t sit at eye level, you might not always remember to wipe them when you’re doing your routine cleaning.

Dust also accumulates on the blades of your ceiling fans and in the domes of light fixtures. These areas are difficult to reach, so they are often neglected in routine cleaning. As the particles build upon the fan blades, they’re distributed through the air when the blades start to move. These irritants fall from the fixtures to float around until they land on another surface.

How You Can Eliminate Dust

No matter how often you clean and dust, you can’t beat a system that works around the clock to keep dust under control. Clean air filters, air cleaners and air purifiers work to remove impurities from the air by circulating it through a filter as it travels through the HVAC system and around your home. Fibers in the filter trap dust, dirt, pet dande, and other irritants and allow the clean air to continue to circulate. Be sure to replace your air filter at least every three months or as often as once a month if you have pets. As a result, you’ll improve your IAQ and breathe easier in your home.

While it requires some effort, you have options that work non-stop to keep everyone breathing easier. Contact Merritt Island Air & Heat at (321) 392-6564 today to learn more about air filters, air cleaners and other air purifying options. We can also help with other indoor quality issues such as humidity and biological growth.

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