Did you know outdoor conditions play a major role in the amount of dust that accumulates inside your home? It’s true — but with the right approach, you can minimize indoor dust buildup and keep your indoor air quality high. Read on to learn how to tackle indoor dust accumulation during each season of the year.
Spring: Schedule A/C Cleaning & Duct Cleaning
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know just how terrible spring pollen can make you feel. That pollen can easily make its way inside your home since it may stick to your apparel when you’re outdoors and when you head inside, you’ll bring it with you.
To help prevent pollen, dander, and dust from continually circulating throughout your home, we highly recommend a spring duct cleaning appointment. It’s also in your best interest to schedule a/c cleaning service to ensure your air conditioner is free of accumulated dust and debris and ready to perform optimally throughout summer.
Summer: Dust & Vacuum Frequently
Throughout summer, you and your family are likely in and out of the house frequently, and all that indoor-outdoor travel can track in plenty of dust and other allergens. To help control dust buildup and mitigate indoor allergy symptoms, be sure to dust your home at least once a week. Use microfiber dusting materials, not feather dusters or regular cleaning cloths, and vacuum daily to ensure you eliminate particles tracked into the house on the soles of shoes and bare feet.
Autumn: Focus on Indoor Air Quality Improvement
Before winter comes along, it’s in your best interest to ensure your indoor air quality is high since you’ll be spending considerable time indoors during the cold months. Here’s what you can do to achieve that:
● Implement an air purification system. You can opt for a portable or whole-house system depending on your needs and budget. An air purifier will trap even the most microscopic airborne particles, which can help cut down on illness and allergies throughout winter.
● Schedule maintenance duct cleaning. If you didn’t schedule duct cleaning in spring, autumn is the next best time to get the job done. Having clean ductwork while you spend the majority of your day indoors is the best way to help mitigate dust buildup in your house and encourage heating efficiency all winter long.
Winter: Focus on Air Circulation and Ventilation
When you live in Minnesota, there’s a good chance you spend the majority of your time indoors with your windows shut tight throughout winter. And while that makes sense for keeping your indoor temperature comfortable, it also contributes to poor indoor air quality.
Without airflow, dust accumulates, your indoor dust mite population grows, and ultimately, you may experience allergy-like symptoms as a result. To help encourage good airflow and ventilation throughout your home and cut down on dust, you can:
● Open your windows briefly to let fresh air inside.
● Let your ceiling fans run continuously on their lowest setting.
● Use bathroom exhaust fans to help control indoor humidity and dust buildup.
● Implement oscillating fans in rooms that don’t have ceiling fans.
Let Dust Doctors Help You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
If your home accumulates a lot of dust, there’s a definite chance filthy ductwork is to blame. At Dust Doctors, we can help you tackle the problem! For over a decade, we’ve specialized in comprehensive air duct cleaning and indoor air quality improvement services for homeowners throughout Little Canada, MN and the surrounding areas. Our proprietary cleaning tools and techniques are the best in the industry — you won’t find another duct cleaning company that eradicates dust like we do.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, feel free to request a duct cleaning quote online or give us a call today at 651-319-9777.
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