FACT: Nine out of ten system failures are caused by dirt and dust. (Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service)Dust. It’s everywhere. Not only can it bother people’s allergies and cause damage to appliances when it builds up, but it can clog up the air filters for your air conditioning unit and build up in the ductwork. This causes your system to work harder, not cooling as efficiently as you need it to when you’re in the middle of a hot July in the Sacramento area.

You can reduce the amount of household dust in a few ways:

  • Use a vacuum with a good filter in it and vacuum at least twice a week.

  • Mop your floors weekly.

  • Dust your house with microfiber cloths (dusters with feathers and other materials tend to just release the dust back into the air).

  • Take your rugs, pillows, and furniture cushions outside every 3 months to beat out the dust.

  • Wash bedding, including bedspreads and comforters, on a regular basis.

  • Wash curtains, tablecloths, afghans (or at least shake outside) regularly.

  • Vacuum dust that builds up on ceiling fan blades, cooling fans on appliances, refrigerator coils, etc.

  • Brush and groom pets often and outside.

  • Declutter (the more items you have, the more places there are for dust to collect).

Are you a little more motivated to reduce the dust in your home?

Source: wikiHow: How to Reduce Dust in Your House

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