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Why is My Home So Dusty?

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How Can a Home Get So Dusty?

One of the most dreaded tasks for any homeowner is dusting their humble abode. From the living room to the kitchen, no surface or space is unscathed of these gray clumps. However, there is a chance that your house could have an abnormal amount of dust — no matter how many times you clean.

If you’re not quite sure why your living space keeps getting dustier by the day, here are some things to consider:

What Can Cause Dust at Home?

Leaky Air Ducts

If there are holes in your home's ductwork, dust can get pulled in (that already lingers) and spread throughout. While it may seem impossible to get to the root of this problem (after all, your ductwork is suspended inside the ceiling), see if you notice any dust particles floating around more visibly when you run your central air conditioner. If so, then it’s time to call your trusted HVAC professional right away.

Leaky Windows

Believe it or not, there’s a chance your windows can bring in bouts of pollen, dust, and dander into your home if a leak is present. As it turns out, even the smallest of holes or leaks within the window can bring much of the undesired parts of the outdoors inside — and you might not even suspect it at first.

If you think that your windows might be the dust source, consider having them patched up. And if that doesn’t seem to do the trick, think about having them replaced altogether. This can help prevent dust and airborne allergens from entering your home, but it can also help your HVAC unit run much more efficiently (since air/heat won’t have a place to escape)!

Consider a Professional Indoor Air Quality Solution

If you think your home’s indoor air quality has seen better days, a professional indoor air quality solution from the pros at Tri-City Heating and Cooling can help. To learn more about the products we offer, and to schedule your appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700 or visit us on the web!