Is Your HVAC System to Blame for Excessive Dust in Your Home?

Dealing with dust can be frustrating. In addition to being unsightly and annoying, airborne dust particles have the potential to affect your family’s respiratory health. While you may think the dust is coming into your home from outside, it could actually be your HVAC system that’s to blame.

Air Comfort, Inc., your local air conditioning and heater repair pros, take a look at how your HVAC equipment could be making your home dusty.

Inefficient Filtration

One way to determine if your HVAC system is the main source of dust in your home is by checking how well the air filters are doing their job. Filters that are cheap or clogged are ineffective at preventing the accumulation of dust and dirt, resulting in dirty coils and particles that are allowed to recirculate throughout the home.

Local heat pump and boiler repair pros recommend air filters with a high MERV rating, which means they can filter out smaller dust particles. Also, be mindful of when to clean or replace your existing filters. Ideally, replacement should be done at least every three months.

Improperly-Sealed Ductwork

Faulty ductwork is another reason why your HVAC system could be making your home dusty. When a duct isn’t sealed properly, air can easily move in and out of it. As clean air escapes, dirty air from the attic is pulled into the duct, where it settles as dust on the surfaces of your home’s interior.

Leaky ductwork can also be detected when certain areas of your home don’t receive as much conditioned air as they should. You may also notice an uptick in your energy bills, which is due to your HVAC system having to work extra hard to reach and maintain the specified temperature setting on your thermostat.

These problems can be solved with the help of an experienced team of factory-certified technicians from Air Comfort, Inc. We work on residential heating and cooling systems, as well as commercial HVAC control systems. Give us a call at (330) 510-2446 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve residents of Akron, OH, and surrounding areas.

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