Thursday, December 3, 2015

Are You Ready to Stop Living in a Dust Bowl?

Does it seem like you’re forever walking around the house with a dust cloth in one hand and a bottle of polish in the other? Are the dust mites so at home in your house that they’ve starting hosting parties for their friends? If so, it may be time to call an air conditioning contractor instead of a maid. Why? It could be your home’s cooling and ventilation system that’s to blame.

How Did This Happen?
Dust is typically a compilation of everything from pet dander and dead skin cells to dirt blown in by the ventilation system. Today, we wanted to talk about the ventilation system dirt. It generally comes from a handful of sources. The chief ones are air leaks, air vents and ductwork. Now think about where your home’s ductwork is located. Chances are it runs through places like the attic, crawl spaces and wall voids.

Those are normally dusty places due to air leaks, insulation and insect or rodent activities. If the cooling system’s ductwork has holes in it or ineffective seams, it can suck in the dust from those areas and shoot it into a home via the air vents. Consequently, it may eventually seem like you’re living during the Great Dust Bowl instead of 2015.

But that’s not all. Remember, air conditioning systems pull outside air into a home too. And we all know that the air outside isn’t always the best. That’s partially why disaster planners and firefighters recommend closing a cooling system’s vents during wildlife outbreaks. Similar may be said for allergists that urge their patients to hire air conditioning service companies capable of installing allergen filters, conducting ductwork inspection and ventilation system cleaning.

Are You Ready to Put Down the Dust Cloth? 
J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling can find out if your home’s HVAC system is contributing to your dust problem. If it is the chief cause of the dust mite convention, they’ll be able to clean and repair the system. So you can put down the dust cloth and begin living in comfort again. To request an estimate and learn more, give us a call at (480) 946-5083.