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Dust in Your Yuma Home: What Is It, and How to Handle It?

We get a lot of dust in southwest Arizona, but you might not even realize how harmful the dust in your Yuma home actually is. If you want to keep your family healthy, learn as much about dust as you can. We’re going to take a look at what makes up dust and how you can manage and reduce it on a daily basis.

Dangers of Dust in Your Indoor Air

Hansberger 9.12.13You see it all the time – dust accumulates on our counters, tables, electronic equipment and everywhere else. It’s important to realize that dust is made up of particles ranging from dead skin cells and pet dander to dust mites and mold spores. Breathing these things into your lungs can cause extensive respiratory damage, especially if you or anyone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma.

Controlling Dust at the Source

If you can successfully cut off the accumulation of dust at its source, you’re ahead of the game. For example, carpets are notorious for harboring dust. While powerful vacuum cleaners are on the market, switching out your carpet with wood of tile floors can greatly reduce the amount of dust that stays in your home. And then, of course, keeping your windows closed, especially on windy days, is an effective strategy for reducing dust in your Yuma home, as is having everyone take their shoes off before entering and washing bed sheets frequently.

Improving Indoor Air Quality Via Technology

Modern air filtration can improve your home’s air quality by removing dust particles from the air. Highly efficient air filter models can remove very tiny particles before they have a chance to reach your lungs. Some air cleaners will even remove odors and chemical vapors that often accompany dust. Another way to cut down on the harmful organic pollutants in your air is to install ultraviolet lights, which will work with your HVAC equipment to eliminate micro-organisms in your indoor air.

For more help with controlling dust in your Yuma home, or if have any other home comfort questions, please contact the experts at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve been serving the needs of Yuma and the surrounding area since 1952.




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