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How to Keep Dust Levels Down at Home

Dust is frustrating and it may even make you sick. At the microscopic level, dust is a conglomeration of hair, fabric fibers, dust mites, dirt, pollen, and dead skin cells. Of course, bacteria can lurk in there too. Keeping dust levels as low as possible is a great goal for the health of your family.

  • Install an Air Purifier
  • An indoor air purifier can work by:
  • Running the air in your home through an activated carbon filter.
  • Ionizing the air to remove pollutants.
  • Adding UV light to kill bacteria.
  • Using a HEPA filter to trap particles.

These all boost your air quality by reducing the number of particles, odors, pollutants, and bacteria that can thrive in the dust of your home. This filtration process will take a bit more maintenance, but we can help you get on a schedule that will keep the air purifier running efficiently.

Track and Manage Humidity Levels

The folks at Tingley Home Services understand the discomfort and damage that high humidity can cause. Warm air holds more moisture, so getting the humidity level in your home as low as possible in the summer is critical to staying comfortable.

The winter season holds other challenges; warm air from your furnace can lead to:

  • Dry skin.
  • Dry scalp.
  • Respiratory irritation, including nosebleeds.

With the right thermostat, you can get your humidity level monitored and adjusted at the same time the temperature of your home is checked and both can be adjusted for comfort. If you have anyone in your home with asthma, allergies, or any immunity challenges, getting your humidity levels evened out can greatly improve their health.

Improve Your Ventilation

Sealing up your house against the cold of winter and heat of summer can lead to specific ventilation challenges. To make sure that the air in your home is both low in dust and fresh, adding a whole home filtered fan can make a huge difference.

House fans can bring in the cool air of a spring morning and the fresh breeze of autumn. However, getting the fan placed properly can be a challenge depending on the age and style of your home.

The professionals at Tingley Home Services can help you discover what's working well and what could be improved to lower the dust levels in your home. Contact us online or at (508) 456-8838 for a conversation today.