IAQ Products and Top Dusting Techniques

September 24, 2019

Achieving optimal indoor air quality begins with winning the battle against dust. Those successful efforts start with managing clutter. Knickknacks and book stacks, for instance, are only going to make your job tougher. From there, there are products and dusting techniques that can make a difference.

Air Purifiers and Dehumidifiers

Air Patrol Air Conditioning, Heating & Fireplaces has been helping homeowners throughout the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area achieve optimal indoor air quality for more than 15 years. We recommend air purification because it can trap airborne particulates before they have a chance to contribute to dust buildup. Our team also recommends dehumidification because it avoids excessive moisture, which can lead to mold. Reducing moisture also provides an ideal environment for many other contaminants that reduce IAQ and create dust.

Microfiber and Handle Extenders

Make your life easier by having several dusting options: cloths, a handheld duster and a duster on an extension pole. An extension makes it much easier to dust ceilings, walls, and ceiling fans. Microfiber is a top choice among professionals because it traps the dust and can then be cleaned.

Dust From up to Down

Spot-dusting is OK as necessary, but at least once a week, you should perform an extensive dusting. Start with the ceiling and go level by level until you reach the baseboards. Microfiber will trap much of the dust but not all of it. This approach lets you get rid of the most dust in one go.

Vacuum Often

As soon as you complete dusting a room, vacuum the entire carpet as well as any upholstery. Experts recommend a HEPA vacuum bag because it ensures nearly all particulates are trapped. Be mindful that your carpets are the number one dust collector in your home, so it is a good idea to vacuum several times a week or more even if you do a comprehensive dusting just once a week.

Enjoy a Dust-Free Home

Air Patrol Air Conditioning, Heating & Fireplaces would love to provide the tools that help you achieve the best IAQ for your family. We are also available for whole-home audits and service agreements, and we do HVAC installations, repairs, and maintenance. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.