Does it seem like no matter how much you dust, sweep and vacuum the dust is all back in no time?
The possible cause: You’re moving around the same dust. You see, when you dust and vacuum your home, dirt and dust are released into your home’s air where it can take awhile (a few hours to a day) to settle down.
And as the dust settles, it lands on your furniture and makes your home dusty again. So you clean again. And the cycle repeats.
So how do you end this crazy cycle? Try this:
What this does: Turning your thermostat to ON turns the air conditioner’s fan on, even if the air conditioner isn’t cooling your home.
Why this helps dust your home: Some of the dirt and dust that gets into your air when you vacuum and dust is sucked up by your AC system, captured by the AC filter.
Of course, this works best when you have a high-quality filter in your air conditioning and heating system. So that’s why you might want to...
Most air conditioning and heating systems come with a very basic fiberglass filter, which only catches about 10% of the dust that your fan sucks up.
So for a better best dust-capture system, you want to upgrade to a more effective air filter.
An air filter’s effectiveness at removing airborne particles is measured in MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value). The higher the number, the better it can remove particles from the air. You can choose from 4 basic categories of AC/furnace filters:
Don’t use our hack If your air ducts are leaky. Leaky ducts can actually make your home even more dusty.
Here’s how: As your air conditioning and heating system circulates air throughout your home, leaky ductwork can suck in dirt and debris from your attic.
Diagram showing duct a duct leak on the return side.
Energy Star says you might have leaky air ducts if you have:
But the best way to know if your ducts are leaking is to have an air conditioning company inspect your ductwork.
Contact MSP Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning today. We can help you find and install a better air filter. Also, we can check your ductwork for leaks and then seal them if needed.