Dust, pollen, fungal spores, and various other microorganisms and air pollutants are present in the air we breathe each day, but if they rise to abnormal levels, they can affect our ability to breathe properly. These issues can be exacerbated by strong winds picking up dirt and dust from near and far, and nearby activities such as roadwork, farming and industrial practices.
Reduce Indoor Dust for Health Reasons
You want the ability to walk into your home and breathe clean filtered air, feeling the instant difference between dust levels inside and outside. Air quality is particularly important if anyone in your family is sensitive to dust levels, and suffers from the following:
- Hay fever
- Sinusitis, or
- Any other respiratory condition.
Unavoidable outside the home, dust makes its way continuously into our homes through open vents, doors and windows as we go about our normal daily activities. People and pets can unwittingly track or transport dust and dirt inside. Keep dust down by:
- wiping surfaces with damp cloths
- keeping flooring clean, and
- using your air-conditioning or HVAC system to filter dust out of the air.
Your HVAC System and Indoor Air Quality
If you run your HVAC system every day (even for just a short time), the air filters will remove much of the dust and other pollutants, markedly improving your indoor air quality. Of course, the effectiveness of filtration depends on the cleanliness of your HVAC equipment. If dust and dirt are allowed to build up and clog the air filters, the ability to remove undesirable particles from the air is seriously compromised. Make sure you regularly inspect air filters, replacing them when they get dirty, and routinely clean other components of your HVAC system.
Regular maintenance service by a qualified professional will keep your system in good condition.
For reliable professional advice about reducing dust and other pollutants in your home, and any other matters related to home comfort, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. We’ve been serving Palm Beach, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties since 1973.