Helpful Tips to Maintain a Dust Free Home

August 13, 2012

When you have chronic allergies or asthma, excess dust in your home can make the problem much worse. Short of dusting your furniture, washing your bedding and vacuuming every day, there are several other more practical steps you can take to keep the dust at bay. Even if no one in your family suffers from respiratory conditions, the decrease in dustiness will improve your indoor air quality and lighten your cleaning responsibilities.

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is an AC maintenance company is dedicated to the health and well-being of our customers. We hope the following suggestions will help to make dust a thing of the past in your home:

Check the air filters in your furnace and air conditioner at least once a month. If they are not too dirty, you can simply remove the debris like you do with dryer lint. However, you should not let more than three months pass by without replacing the filter entirely. Paper filters are very inexpensive and can usually be purchased in packages of three.

Professional duct cleaning can help to remove hidden sources of mold, bacteria and other household debris. Without duct cleaning, these substances are released into the air of your home every time you turn on your air conditioner or furnace.

Keep your HVAC system working its best by arranging for preventative maintenance at least once a year. The service technicians at T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will leave your air conditioner or furnace in very clean condition.

Consider adding a dehumidifier or an air purifier to capture a greater percentage of the pollutants in your air.

If you find that changing your filters frequently still isn’t reducing your dust problem, our AC maintenance company recommends upgrading to a stronger filter. One of our service technicians would be happy to go through the various types of air filters available until you find the right one to meet your needs. While the standard home air filter only traps up to 10 percent of airborne pollutants, a HEPA filter is capable of capturing 99 percent or more.

Our AC maintenance company is available to consult with you if you are interested in purchasing any products to improve the indoor air quality of your home. An electronic air purifier helps to trap greater amounts of dust by attracting it with an electrostatic charge. It is important to keep in mind that the collector surfaces in an electronic air purifier must cleaned regularly in order for the unit to remain effective.

You can improve air quality by keeping an air conditioner running and using a ceiling fan to help circulate the air. This is just one of many suggestions that our AC maintenance company can offer you. If you are interested in a professional air quality evaluation, T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can discuss this option with you as well.

Let T.N. Bowes, Inc experts help you customize the perfect solution for you. Schedule your appointment with them today! Our friendly technicians are available 24 hours a day for your emergency service needs. Simply give T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 800-643-7500 or visit their website at


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