Monday, June 20, 2016

The Importance of Keeping Dust Systems Clean

Nobody likes a dusty home, but when left unchecked, dust buildup can do more than aggravate sensitive allergies. Dust particles can impact the home’s air quality, lower the performance and efficiency of HVAC equipment, and even become a fire hazard.

Hidden Dangers of Dust

While dust is a common contributor to explosions and fires in plants and manufacturing facilities, homeowners also face potentially deadly risks from the buildup of dust in their own homes. Detecting areas of heavy dust buildup is critical to preventing the spread of dust particles in order to keep the risk of problems to a minimum.

Importance of Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is key to preventing all of these issues associated with dust buildup. Any horizontal surface that’s part of the HVAC system is prone to collecting dust, even unnoticed overhead joists or out-of-the-way ductwork. Not only will occasional cleaning of the equipment help reduce the risk for dust-caused fire or explosion, but it can also improve system performance and efficiency. Minimizing dust will also allow everyone in the home to breathe just a little easier, creating a happier, healthier living environment for families and their pets.

Contact a heating and cooling specialist like Larson's Heating & Cooling, Inc. to learn proper techniques for cleaning HVAC systems.