Improving your indoor air quality is an important part of being a homeowner, but it can also be quite a challenge. While everyone seems to think they have the perfect way to get rid of dust, many of them are off the mark. How do you measure up? Let’s take a look at some dust-defeating strategies and find out.Don’t discount your furnace filter. If you want to make a positive impact on the indoor air quality in your Kansas City area home, it’s important that you use an effective furnace filter to help filter out harmful particles. The best choice is an electrostatic type, which will attract and collect the dust. If the cost is out of your reach, disposable filters will work fine, too, as long as you change them before they get too restricted.
Use electrostatic cloths to capture dust. The last thing you want is to spread dust back into the air while using a feather duster or dry rag. Instead, use disposable clothes with an electrostatic charge. A damp rag is a good second choice.
Run your furnace fan while you clean. No matter how hard you try, some of the dust will get spread back into your air. If you run the furnace fan while you’re cleaning, much of this extra dust will be filtered out of your air.
Take your couch and chair cushions outside. Couch and chair cushions collect a lot of dust, very quickly. If you beat the dust out of them inside your house, you’ll just spread dust everywhere. You can avoid this by taking the cushions outside for a good beating.
Rotate your bedding every week. Dust, dead skin, dust mites, and other such particles will quickly collect within your bedding. This is why it’s important to wash your bedding, including your pillowcases, at least once a week.
For more expert advice about indoor air quality, or for all questions relating to home comfort, please contact the friendly professionals at Overland Park Heating & Cooling, Inc. We have been serving the Greater Kansas City area since 1983.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Overland Park, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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