How To Minimize Dust In Your Home Here are some popular ways you can minimize the dust in your home. Have Your Carpets Cleaned Regularly Did you know that your carpets are your homes biggest air filter? Over time, the dust in the air falls to the ground and buries itself in the carpet fibers of your home. By vacuuming regularly and having your carpets cleaned professionally (hot water extraction) at least twice per year, you are well on your way to cutting down on the dust levels in your home. Set Your Thermostat Fan To "On" By setting your thermostat fan to "on", your furnace blower will run constantly and filter the air in your home. You may think that this would be expensive to leave it running, but it's actually not. Blower motors are designed for long and extended periods of time. If you are really looking to save money on energy bills, have a variable-speed motor installed. These motors run at different speeds as opposed to just an "on-off" setting. Change Your Bedding Dust and dust mites love to hide in your bedding and sheets. For dust (and sanitary) reasons, be sure to change or wash your bedding at least once per week. You can also encase your mattress and box spring in an allergy proof cover. Upgrade Your Furnace Filters Standard 1-inch filters are generally effective for removing dust from the air of your home, but there are much more efficient options out there. By having a...Read More
HVAC Tips from Sears Heating and Cooling
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