A woman wearing yellow rubber gloves with a puffy duster wiping a windowsill.

Why You Need to Be Dusting More

Why We Dust

Dusting is one of the quintessential cleaning activities for your home. Dust is a combination of many particles (most of which are gross) and can collect on surfaces that are open to the air. Cleaning dust with your favorite duster is a crucial part of keeping a clean and healthy home.

Dust and Your Health

While dust may look harmless, it can have an impact on your health. Many people are allergic to dust, and long-term exposure can cause allergy symptoms, which vary from person to person. The most common symptoms are runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, or sinus pressure.

If you have a severe allergy, the symptoms can be more serious and cause a lot of discomfort at home.

Dust is made of dead skin cells, bacteria, pollen, pet dander, dust mite excrement, and more. You don’t want to be breathing that in, right? Also, if you’re touching dust and then touching your face or your mouth and spreading it around, you’re exposing yourself to germs.

How to Dust Properly

Dusting is more than just wiping down a counter with a cloth. Use an effective duster that will capture and hold onto dust particles. Don’t waste your time with something that will just move dust around.

If you see dust on a surface, it’s already past due for a dusting. Regular dusting will help reduce the amount of dust you’re exposed to, therefore leaving you less vulnerable to reactions.

Your HVAC May Play a Role

The filters in your furnace and air conditioner will trap dust before it is blown through your home’s ventilation system. But when the filter is clogged, dust is unable to be effectively caught.

If you notice your home accumulates dust quicker than usual, or an extreme amount of dust has built up, it may be due to a clogged filter. Take out the filter and replace it with a clean one.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions in Middletown

Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can provide Middletown families with better indoor air quality, which is crucial for a healthy and comfortable home. Call us today at (513) 813-5107 for more information on what we offer.

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