A Dust-Free Home Starts With Ductwork
If you’re seeing a lot of dust around your home, it’s probably not from poor housekeeping. Leaky ductwork or the quality of your air filter could be the culprit.
If you have a leak, your return ductwork (which takes the air inside your home back to your heating or cooling system) will draw air from places like garages, attics and crawl spaces. This can result in:
- Dust, mold and mildew spores being circulated throughout your home!
- A loss of as much as 40% of the heated or cooled air moving through your home – this forces your system to work harder, and you end up paying more to heat or cool your home.
Dust build-up can also be traced to the quality of your air filter. The majority of forced air systems have low-end, flat panel filters that can’t capture most dust particles. While no filter will eliminate all particles, a high-quality pleated filter will perform better and provide cleaner air. It will also improve your system’s efficiency and reduce breakdowns, saving you money and keeping your indoor air healthier.
We can inspect your duct system to identify problem areas and make repairs. In addition to gaining significant energy savings, you’ll be more comfortable. Well-sealed ductwork reduces allergens by ensuring that all conditioned air passes through filters. Sealed ducts also improve air circulation so temperatures are more even.
If you’re concerned about dust and other indoor air quality problems, feel free to contact us so we can help you breathe easier.