It’s tracked indoors from people and pets, and it seeps inside through loose windows and doors. Dust is a perennial problem for homeowners in Highland Park, Illinois. Keeping dust out of your home can seem like an impossible task. By using the proper tools, eliminating drafts, and changing your HVAC system’s air filter, you can battle dust and combat poor indoor air quality in your home.

Use the Proper Dusting Tools

The best dusting tools need to pick up rather than disburse dust. Some dusting tools, such as electrostatic cloths, are made specifically for this purpose. To effectively battle dust, your home’s cleaning toolbox should contain some of the following items:

  • Cloths (both cotton and microfiber)
  • Compressed air
  • Cotton swabs (for getting into hard-to-reach spaces)
  • Dusters (electrostatic, feather and lamb’s wool)
  • Dust mops
  • Paintbrushes (for dusting delicate surfaces and items such as lampshades)
  • Vacuum cleaner

Eliminate Drafts

Eliminating drafts can go a long way toward reducing dust in your home’s living spaces. Adding weather-stripping, insulation, and caulking around doors and windows can cut down on the amount of dust that can enter through gaps. Weatherizing cracks, doors, and windows can also improve the efficiency of your HVAC system by keeping more conditioned air inside rather than allowing it to escape outdoors.

Change Your HVAC Air Filter

Your HVAC system’s air filter plays an important role. It keeps dust and other particulates, such as biological growth, pet dander, pollen and smoke, from entering your home’s living areas through the HVAC system. By regularly changing the air filter in your HVAC system, you can help to keep your indoor air cleaner and improve its overall operation. You should change your HVAC air filter every 30 to 90 days.

Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to help homeowners maintain optimal indoor air quality in their homes. Contact us today at 847-272-5836 to learn more about our indoor air quality services.

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