It is truly frustrating to know that no matter how much you clean the house, the dust just keeps coming back. The truth is: dusting and vacuuming do not completely get rid of dust and dirt. Both of them simply push the dirt somewhere else and re-release them back into the air. But, there are simple and easy ways to combat this problem using your air conditioner.
Discover these three (3) smart cleaning hacks that you might want to look into.
- Upgrade your filters to a high-quality dust system
Using the basic fiberglass filters removes only 10% of the dust in your home. If you want a cleaner and healthier abode, what you need is an HVAC filter that captures most of the dirt, dust and air particles. Upgrading your dust-capture system to a high-quality filter increases your chances of trapping and filtering dust and airborne contaminants by up to 45%.
To make sure you get a good quality air filter, check the MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value). Air filters with a higher MERV rating from 13 to 20 are the best.
- Turn on your thermostat unit while vacuuming
Simply turning on your thermostat can do wonders in your home. How? The “ON” setting allows the fan to run constantly as the air continuously circulates in the entire house. Once the thermostat is set to ON, the dust, and other tiny air particles are all drawn into the duct system and trapped in the air filters of your air conditioning unit. When you are done cleaning, do not forget to turn your thermostat setting to “Auto.”
- Call professionals for an A/C inspection and maintenance
When your air conditioner is regularly maintained and serviced, it can work better than a dust catcher. Leaky connectors, corrosion, and other A/C issues can actually make your home dirtier and dustier. If anything is leaking especially in the duct system, the dust will draw back inside your home and re-circulate. But with regular inspection and maintenance, you can secure a well-performing A/C unit in times when you need it the most.
Make sure that your HVAC contractor goes into detail about your system such as the air filters, ducts, electrical connections, outdoor unit and all essential parts of the system. Have your unit checked once a month for potential system errors.
For a clean and dust-free home, contact us at Freezing Mechanical. Our experts have years of experience in air conditioning inspection and maintenance for both residential and commercial building in Miami, Gardens Florida. Schedule an appointment today.