How Your AC Can Help Reduce Dust Inside Your Home

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Wiping dusty wood using yellow rag.

The Valley of the Sun is a beautiful place to live. For all its beauty, the desert is one extremely dusty place to live, and that dust can end up inside your home. Let’s take a closer look at dust and how you can use your AC as a dust reduction tool.

What’s in Household Dust?

Over time, dust can quickly build up inside Arizona homes. You’ve probably noticed this dust after vacuuming and seeing a large amount of dust particles suspended in the air. So, just what makes up household dust? Indoor dust is made up of many particulates found inside and outside your home. In a typical household, dust is comprised of fine particles of dirt, microscopic grains of sand, food debris, fibers from carpet, bedding, and clothing, particulate matter from cooking, skin cells, pet dander, decomposed insects, and dust mites. Here are a few steps you can take to reduce dust in your home.

  1. Change Your Air Filter Regularly – For most of the summer, your doors and windows remain closed to keep out the heat. Your best safeguard against dust is the air filter in your air conditioning system. As air from your home is recirculated through your AC system, the air filter traps all the little particles floating around. If your air filter is clogged with dust and debris, its effectiveness is greatly reduced, and more dust will circulate throughout your house. Plus, your AC will work longer to continue pumping out cool air through a dirty filter.
  2. Clean Air Ducts – In Arizona, dirt and dust can quickly build up in your air ducts. Often, homeowners are surprised to find out just how dirty their air ducts have become. By conducting a thorough duct inspection, your HVAC professionals can also see if there’s any water collecting inside the ducts, which can result in mildew and mold building up.
  3. UV Light Air Filtration – You may want to think about adding an ultraviolet light filtration system to help reduce contaminants from dust indoors. This added protection is an option that can help If you or a family member is suffering from respiratory issues. Cool Blew’s technicians can discuss how UV light technology works and if it’s a good option for your home.

Cool Blew

Now is the perfect time to have your air conditioning system checked and serviced. Give your servicing professionals at Cool Blew a call today at 623-872-2900 to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to help you minimize dust in your home and bask in cool, cleaner air.