Why is My Home So Dusty?

Take a look around your home. Did you notice the coffee tables, lamp fixtures, and other surfaces in your home are covered in dust? Draw back the curtains and allow some natural light to peer in. Do you see dust floating through the air as it passes through the sunlight? Having this much visible dust in your home could mean that there’s a lot more of it hiding in areas you can’t see or don’t have access to.

Additionally, this dust is terrible for your home’s air quality, as well as your health. Ask yourself the following questions to help determine what the cause may be for the overwhelming amount of dust in your home.

Your Air Ducts Haven’t Been Cleaned in Years

When you have a forced air HVAC system, you’ll have one of the most efficient cooling systems you can get. In order to disperse this cooled air throughout your home, it will be produced from the AC unit, which is then channeled through a series of ducts until it reaches the air vents throughout your home.

As air moves through the ductwork, dust and other debris will usually accumulate here. As the months go by, more and more dust will settle onto the ductwork where eventually a layer will begin to form.

This dust needs to be professionally removed roughly every two years. It should be cleaned more frequently if you have a lot of family members and pets, have recently renovated parts of the house, have bad allergies, or if you smoke indoors.

Your HVAC Ducts May Have Leaks

Having your ducts cleaned is also a perfect opportunity to have them checked for any possible air leaks. Air leaks can cause warm air from outside to enter your ductwork, thus forcing your HVAC system to work harder to cool your home. This will shorten the lifespan of your cooling system and force you to replace it earlier than you should have to. Additionally, the leaks in your HVAC duct system are causing dirt and dust to enter your home.

Call RR Electrical Heating & Air for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

Seeing dust in your home is a warning sign. Your home is warning you that your indoor air quality is poor and needs correction. Whether you need your ductwork professionally cleaned, your HVAC system inspected, repaired, or replaced, or you are having an issue with the quality of your indoor air – we can help!

Call our experienced HVAC technicians today to get the service you need. We proudly serve all of Simi Valley and Ventura County.