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Do you know what dust is? Dead skin, pet dander, dust mites, dust mite feces and remains, insect parts, and more! Yuck! Everyone breathes better in a home that isn’t so dusty, because dust acts as an irritant to your eyes, nose and lungs. Dust also negatively impacts many items in your home, including clogging up vents in electronics such as your computer, or your refrigerator coils. Dust accumulates in our homes, so we want to reduce the amount of dust on flat surfaces, floors, and in fabrics and fibers. So take these five steps to reduce dust, and save on extra housework, and keep your family healthier.
- Vacuum Regularly – Vacuuming regularly is the most efficient way to reduce dust, but make sure your vacuum has a good filter in it. Vacuums suck up the dust so you can physically remove it from your home, but without a good filter, vacuuming ends up spraying dust back into the air. Vacuuming isn’t only for carpets, though, vacuuming hard floors removes dust better than other cleaning methods. Also, don’t forget to vacuum these things too:
- Upholstered furniture
- Dust Regularly – Dusting isn’t hard, but it should be done regularly, and correctly. To remove the most dust, use a slightly damp cloth, which will pick up and hold the dust for easier removal. Start cleaning at the top, and working down, dust first and finish with a good vacuum.
- Wash Bedding Regularly – Washing your bedding regularly will actually reduce the overall amount of your dust in your home. As you sleep at night, your body rubs against the sheets and pillowcase, and you make “dust,” including sloughing off dead skin cells, creating a place dust mites can thrive. Regular washing & vacuuming helps keep the dust and dust mites away!
- Change Air Filters – Air filters in your HVAC system, also help to reduce dust, but they must be changed regularly. If you’re concerned about dust and indoor air quality, cheaper filters isn’t always better. If your home is dusty, along with these other strategies, follow these simple tips:
- Get a better filter
- Changed filter regularly
- Install an Air Purifier (preferably one with Capture & Kill Technology)
- Install a GPS (Global Plasma Solutions) system (Click for more information)
- Open Windows – Good ventilation is also key in reducing dust. Homes have become, “tighter,” to save energy costs, reducing air leaks, etc. This saves money, but it doesn’t improve air quality. To reduce concentration of dust in your home let in fresh air from time to time.
Winter’s dry air, a turned-up thermostat, and closed windows can wreak havoc on your respiratory system, a humidifier can help. http://ow.ly/i/p4ZYr
As the season changes, we will be indoors more. How is your indoor air quality? http://ow.ly/i/p4Yzl
Mike’s Heating & Cooling Fall Furnace Tune-ups
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The best things you can do for your heating and cooling system to keep it preforming optimally is regular preventative HVAC maintenance from the professionals at Mike’s Heating & Cooling.
Early fall is the best time for a full system tune-up and inspection, before you put your system back to work for approximately another 6 solid months.
How can you, your family, and heating system benefit from the Mike’s Heating & Cooling tune-up and inspection?
1. Keep your heating system operating efficiently and save energy with a 15+ point check with our annual tune-up.
2. Avoid unnecessary repairs by scheduling annual preventative maintenance and reduce the number of times you need to call us to make repairs. Save time, energy, and cold, hard cash!!!
3. Keep your home safe from carbon monoxide poisoning with our tune-up inspections by checking your heat exchanger for cracks. We also check and tighten all electrical connections, helping to prevent an electrical fire.
4. Extend the life of your system with regular maintenance, can help it to run more efficiently and last longer.
Now is the best time for a Mike’s Heating & Cooling tune-up and inspection, you can also save big by joining our maintenance agreement program. Call now to schedule your furnace tune-up and ask us about our maintenance agreement program at (586) 739-2115.