No property is completely immune to dust. Factories that need a dust free environment to maintain the ideal manufacturing conditions use a plethora of devices or equipments such as inertial separators, fabric filters, wet scrubbers, unit collectors, electrostatic precipitators and centrifugal filters among others. A residential property cannot have and is not ideal for such heavy duty and expensive installations.
A well insulated home that rarely has its windows and doors closed most of the time should not be too dusty but even such a property is not airtight. Hence, you will have to deal with dust. A moderately dusty home is common. It becomes a concern when a home is too dusty and if there is no apparent reason or explanation. If your home is too dusty and you don’t really know the cause, then you should check your HVAC.
Is the HVAC Filter Clogged or Ineffective?
One of the most common problems in HVAC units is a clogged filter. Every filter is designed to be effective up to a certain extent. When the filter is clogged, it fails to prevent any more dust from being circulated inward and outward. If a filter is not fitted properly into the unit, then also it would allow free flow of dusty air and your rooms or entire interiors will be dustier than usual. Some filters are outright ineffective, some are outdated or worn out, some may be damaged due to some reason and some may not be ideal given the location of your home. If you are living in a dry and arid region or there is too much dust and dirt around your home, then you need the best in class filters for your HVAC.
Do you have Leaks in the HVAC Ductwork?
Leaks in ductwork are just as common as clogged filters. These are also more complicated. You can inspect a filter once a week and clean it once a fortnight or every month. You can replace filters rather easily. Leaks are difficult to identify or locate, especially when they occur at inaccessible areas. You may need to hire a professional to locate such leaks. Look for dust buildup in the ducts and on the vents. If there is an unusual presence of dust and dirt, then you have leaks. Accessible leaks can be easily plugged with duct tape, if they are tiny enough. Inaccessible and large leaks will need professional intervention.
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